Large Blue Heron – Fernando

Made by Lee BELL

Hi all , Have not been here for some time . WOW to all the new work. Love some of the new pieces The elephant head is looking gorgeous. I have continued to play with cement and have been working on upgrading my bases and am now making my internal armatures with steel rod and stucco mesh. Much much stronger. Fernando is approx 7 feet tall my most recent piece.

And a photo of the next one in progress below. Thanks Jonni for all you share – love your site.

Concrete Blue Heron, in process.

11 thoughts on “Large Blue Heron – Fernando”

  1. Thank you for the compliments , I always kind of hesitate to just pop in and post work . It has been a challenging but rewarding year! We lost two of our dogs and have had some health issues , but I keep pushing myself when I can to do the big pieces. New works are out in Tamarac Florida on inspiration way and at the end of the month another work of a dragonfly goes to Rosemary Beach .

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  2. You haven’t lost any talent while you’ve been gone! This belongs in a museum or some place where people can see it. Gorgeous.

    I’m lucky to live in an area where we have Blue Herons most of the year, and my dog drags me out walking a couple of times a day. I am always excited to see them, and your interpretation of these amazing bird is perfect. Really amazing.

    And the coloring is beyond. What a great job and inspiration.

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    • Wow Rex Thank you so much ! I have been fortunate this year to have 2 of the large pieces out in public art displays . It has been my goal since the seahorse a few years ago to get more involved with public art . Thank you for the compliments . I do love color and birds! lol

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  3. Thank you Jonni. I think the color has improved with a new mix of concrete stain raw powdered pigments mixed with sealers. It has definitely allowed for more layering watercolor effects. Thanks for noticing the difference.

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      • Thank you Jonni. I think the color has improved with a new mix of concrete stain raw powdered pigments mixed with sealers. It has definitely allowed for more layering watercolor effects. Thanks for noticing the difference.

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