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10-03-2011, 08:49 PM
Hi- I spotted this Canadian ex-pat on the local lake- he seems to be full time here now. The light breeze kicked up these perfect little ripples. 10X12 acrylic on panel. C&C appreciated!


Yellow Ogre
10-03-2011, 10:17 PM
Very nice.

10-03-2011, 10:56 PM
Beautifully done on the ripples and water colours!

10-03-2011, 11:20 PM
Very nice work !!

10-04-2011, 03:00 AM
This is really nice, I love the colours in the water.

chammi kaiser
10-04-2011, 04:01 AM
Really good work on the water Rob. Would just lighten those white feather a little to make it really sing. Well done.

10-04-2011, 01:46 PM
Lovely. Great ripples.

10-04-2011, 03:47 PM
beautiful rendition!!
agnès 'clem'

10-06-2011, 12:24 PM
Hi YO, Amanda, Jerry, Deb, Gayle, and Clem, thanks for your kind comments! Chammi, I like your suggestion, I will give it a try, thanks!


10-08-2011, 08:31 AM
Very nicely done. :thumbsup:

10-10-2011, 06:35 PM
Rob, Nice painting and I like the ripples and the reflection!

I agree with Chammi about lightening the feathers a bit, and maybe put a tiny zing of white in the eye?

We have a lot of Canadian geese in our area. They never land in our yard, but they fly overhead quite often.

10-12-2011, 09:55 AM
Hi Latha and Deb, thanks for the kind comments! Deb, we have a growing number of Canadian geese here who have grown too lazy to return home for the summer. They evidently have taken up a southern lifestyle, but it is getting a bit messy!


10-14-2011, 01:50 AM
The detail is incredible. Rich color work.

10-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Thanks, Westbank!

Charlie's Mum
10-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Very nice painting Rob - well observed bird and water.

I agree about the addition of the white and my only crit (and it may just be the photo) is the apparent use of black. For me, a ready-mixed black tends to deaden colour and therefore the painting whereas a mixed black, containing blues and reds gives added richness. JMO of course! :)

10-18-2011, 10:15 AM
Hi Marueen- guilty as charged! I went too heavy with my ivory black to deepen the darks on my goose. You are right about deadening the color-- there seems to be a tipping point where a little black in the mix is okay and a little more just drains the color. I appreciate your comments, they help me improve! Thanks!