Great Blue Heron in Marsh Painting 20x16 Great Blue Herons are one of my favorite coastal birds. I see them frequently in my back yard by my lake. Sometimes they are so tame that you can get up close and practically touch them. Some of the older birds seem to be use to photographers and seem to pose when you are pointing the camera at them! This is a painting of a Great Blue Heron in a grassy marsh. The painting has beautiful warm gold and green grass up against the dark water and is very striking. This work of art would make an elegant statement in any coastal inspired home. Great Blue Herons are at home in many nature areas including marshes and beaches. I have seen them along the beach on the West Coast on Sanibel Island, but I've never seen one on an Atlantic Coast beach. They can also be seen on inland wetlands and rivers.