Friday, March 06, 2009

"Ganzen." Zevenaar, Holland.

This is probably the hardest painting in 2009 for now
at least. Those animals really are hard to draw ore paint.

Tweaked it a lot in my studio, but I still aren't that satisfied.

"Ganzen." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Geese.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Adam Cope said...

nice to see you working with a light 'figure' on a dark ground, which is the inverse of what you have recently been doing(black figure on light ground).

it also seems to my eye that the accent strokes in the grass appear more delicate as light over dark (those pesky winter branches so dark against the grey sky).

paint on, you work very hard!

ps.underexposed photo?

René PleinAir said...

Thanks Adam,

Yes a little over underexposed, the Sun went down. I will shoot another tomorrow. Maybe tweaking it as well a bit more because I still don't like the second Geese
They are looking more like geecks or duesse if you know what I mean

A mix of duck and geese for that matter.

Keith Tilley said...

The shape and colour of the bodies of the birds look fairly good to me. I think maybe I would move the feet forward a bit to put them under the centre of balance. The necks might look better if they were slightly thinner just below the head.

Wildlife isn't my best subject though!

rob ijbema said...

try painting chicken rene,they blend in better with the background
anyway they are not that bad,just need a bit more work,do a few more and i'm sure you get the hang of it!

Sarah said...

What a departure for you René! I am told that it is good to work outside your "comfort zone". You sure are comfortable with boats, let's see what you can do with birds.