Solitary Egret

Watercolor egret and landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Solitary Egret

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 16″h x 20″w, 1987.

This painting has a lonesome and somber feel to it. It represented the isolation I felt when my mother was dying from cancer. I did this painting shortly after her death. The isolation is how I feel my mom felt as someone letting go of life, and how I felt in losing her. At the time, grayness clouded my mind, so this artwork was an indicator of my mood at the time.

The flow of the design is both diagonal and horizontal and the egret is an accent on the island – really, it represents the accent that someone’s life can bring into our own lives.

This watercolor exhibited in the Leigh Yawkey Woodsen Art museum’s ‘Bird’s in Art’ exhibition, and the Siskiyou Artists Association Art Show, 1987, Yreka, California, (People’s Choice Award, and Best Watercolor Award).

Original is sold.

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