Green-backed Heron

The painting was commissioned
by the New York City Parks
Department to be used within
an interpretive guide to the Salt
Marshes of New York City.

Subtle application of aerial
serves to place the
subject deeper into the page.
Aerial perspective- used by
many landscape painters-
establishes a atmosphere of
haze in the picture as a way of
localizing the subject within
3 dimensional space.

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