Thursday, July 19, 2012

Egyptian Goose Watercolour

Egyptian Goose Step - 22 x 30cms Gouache on Khadi paper

The geese were developed from my watercolour sketch:




I have a passion for  Egyptian Geese but have only seen them at an agricultural show in Umbria.

Often the desire to paint birds means one has to beg, borrow or steal (never!) a photo reference.  This time I am extremely lucky to have a wonderful photograph taken by a good friend in Richmond Park, London.  I could go on painting it forever.



© Alison Staite 2012

12 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

This is a very creative idea! I like how you used the one photo and made a whole row of them. This is the kind of painting that I was noticing at the galleries recently. Up close, you feel the personality of the birds and focus on each of them. It has a whole different feeling when you're seeing it across the room, it takes on a nice almost-abstract quality with the horizontal movement. It looks good from up close OR far away... It's perfect!

Shirley said...

I LOVE your parade!

Alison Staite said...

Ah Robyn! I am so pleased you liked the photo and have been able to use it. Brilliant design! :o)

Desiree said...

Love your geese! What fun!

Joan T said...

Wonderful goose parade, Robyn!!!

How lucky to be testing for Sennelier and then getting a gift too!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Katherine - It's comments like yours that make it all worthwhile. :)

Shirley, thank you so much.

Alison - I can't thank you enough for your photo. Glad you like what I did with it.

Desiree - Thank you too.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Joan - Thanks. I feel very fortunate to have tested for Sennelier. I still have more to say about them.

Dan Kent said...

Absolutely adorable and well done!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Is this an Italian goosestep? ;)

You should have said - I too love Egyptian Geese and we have some in parks I visit in London and I photograph them at every opportunity!

Bridget Hunter said...

This would also make a great card. Love it.

Sue Pownall said...

A very graphic image of your geese & as Bridget said they'd make a great card.

JANE MINTER said...

fun !

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