"By The Light Of The Moon"
8" x 10" oil on gessobord panel
I took the reference photo of this Black-Crowned night heron at Barking Sands Beach on the island of Kauai. It was broad daylight and there was no moon out. While painting this, I considered adding more branches to the tree with some in front of the moon; then I decided I liked the simplicity of it without the extra tree branches.