White Bird
colored pencil and watercolor
6” x 24" 2011

My fascination with the white egret began during my days of commuting to LSU via bicycle along the bird-rich habitat of University Lake. I was captivated by their elegant beauty and pure whiteness, and the egret remains my favorite of all the many bird species I have drawn. I never tire of exploring their lithe forms and finding the subtle color hidden in the shadows of their whiteness. The six drawings in the White Bird series were inspired by a particular egret who chose to fly into my front yard and graced my day with his presence.

These drawings are dedicated to the memory of Mary Lee Moreland Eggart.


White Bird I

White Bird II


White Bird III
White Bird IV
White Bird V
White Bird VI

©2011 Mary Lee Eggart
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