Friday, August 07, 2009

"The Channel" Cattle Point 8 x 10 oils


I started to paint a scene in front of me, then I glanced to my right and saw THIS scene with this silvery channel and the Canada Geese! I immediately scrapped the first scene and nailed the geese and channel in an hour thanks to a speedy use of broad brush and palette knife. I was drawn by the contrast between the mirror-like calm of the channel and the choppy wavelets immediately behind. Then the spindly legs of the major Canada goose reflected in the channel just stopped me! Done deal.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this one. The wavelets in the background are brilliant. A superb moment captured. - Maryanne

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

Thanks Mary-Anne, you go to paint a pre-conceived scene then a fresh stimulus hits you ... I was also drawn to the simplicity of the scene.