Monday, July 15, 2013

Watchful Eye-Canadian Goose

 Close ups

Acrylic on 5x7 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Bonnie  supplied a bunch of super clear reference photos. Thanks, Bonnie.

 Seems I'm always painting the geese and goslings whenever they show up on a WDE.
I had to cut out a second cluster of babies in the reference for a little more room. Momma still has her hands...err...better make that wings full, though.
I really liked the curves of the necks and the negative shapes created.

Had no game plan for this but this is where I wound up. I had to paint out the background once....That's what's great about acrylics!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!   

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

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  1. Une belle petite famille...
    Une peinture adorable. Jolie capture.

    Gros bisous

    1. Martine wrote:"A nice little family ...
      A lovely painting. Nice capture.


      Thank you, Martine! Those are beautiful roses on your blog today!

  2. Dean this is just so cute! I love the limning of the mom and her babies with black; a neat effect of backlighting on a bright day.

    1. Thanks, Sherry! Glad you feel the black line works. I kinda liked it.

  3. Excellent painting, Dean! It looks like it should be on the cover of a child's book!!!
    Wonderful work!!

    1. Hi, Hilda...Thanks!
      Loved the doggie portrait over at your blog! :)

  4. fun to see the momma and her little ones---you always nail the animals (oh, that didn't sound right---but you know what I mean!)

    1. Thanks, Celeste!
      Lol...Yeah. Can't always take comments literally! Lol!

  5. Delightful painting Dean. Love the little ones.


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