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Saturday, June 29, 2013

News from the World of Goose, and a Few Starts on Krystie ...

I left the flock here ...

Today, I went over the background with an alizarin crimson wash, followed by an indanthrone blue one. 

Then I went over the background geese with the dark blue ...

... and darkened their eyes and bills, and put a bit of direct shadow on the foreground geese's legs.  I apologize for the changing colors of the photos. These I have posted are the closest I can get with the iPhoto application.


... I like this one 

I call this "the look of love".

I'm not sure about this one. It needs more work.  K. looks almost sulky here.  And Bruno the critic was here ... I took my sketchbook out to the field yesterday evening to work, as it was so muggy inside, and the Big Guy was mouthing the paper. We're getting a mild heat wave in B.C.

I thank you for dropping by, and your comments are always welcome!

16 comments:

  1. Good morning Kathryn:) Congratulations with the result on the goose. They are just fab. Beautiful art. I love the dog portraits. Especially the look of love has my attention! Have a nice day!!

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  2. The geese painting is gorgeous..the dark blue background brings out the geese beautifully!! Excellent piece, Kathryn!!!! and I LOVE the angle of "look of Love"...nice sketch...

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  3. Love the middle drawing of the dog. He reminds me of our Brutus. So sweet. The geese keep coming.

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  4. HI Kathryn your geese are adorable. so charming!!! love em. your sketches are wonderful too. love to you,Diana

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  5. The geese are amazing Kathryn, really a great job ! Your drawing skills are fantastic and it shows in all your works like here with the dog.

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  6. Muy bonita, me gusta el resultado de los gansos. Un saludo.

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  7. Oh Kathryn, if those guys were not gees, I'd call that painting a "Swan Lake" :0) Well , well done!
    Irina

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  8. The Geese painting is gorgeous! But I can't see the difference between the second one down and the last - only the first and second, lol! Must be my eyes :0)
    The dog is so cute! I love seeing it all progress like this :0)

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  9. hy Kathryn,beautifull portrait,realy,the expression of the last is so intense,i like it
    gloria

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  10. The geese look so wonderful Kathryn! I love the deeper color you gave the background, it really makes the geese stand out. And the look of love is my favorite of the Kristie sketches, so much personality and love in that expression! :)

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  11. I sure adore those goosies...and looks like you have some good stuff going on with the doggie! :)

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  12. Kathryn, it is always a delight to see what you are doing. These geese are amazing! Love the light you have achieved. I can hear them honking! Thank you for your visit to my blog. It is always so nice have you come by and leave a comment. Happy painting!

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  13. look of love beautiful sketch and dwg katharyn ... i really liked the palette f the top image ... wouldn't like to get in the way of these guys ...wonderful

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  14. I knew the gooses would be spectacular- and they are!
    love
    tweedles

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  15. Wonderful work on the geese! The front guy looks as if he could flap right off the watercolor paper! And the drawings of Krystie are quite sensitive - just lovely.

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