|A Goose of a Different Color |
13.5 x 9 in./ 34.5 x 22 cm.
Stonehenge hot press paper
|It was going to be a white goose, so I started with a grey [aureolin, a quin. pink and cobalt blue] for the form shadows.|
|Some quin. sienna and pink for beak, and quin. sienna for feet.|
|Deepening colors. It was at this point, I asked Pat [my goose aficionado] what she thought. She found him to be a bit insipid, so ...|
|... I made up a grey-brown [quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone] to add some color, and got to work.|
I had bought some Stonehenge paper, both cold and hot press, and planned to paint some intricate floral on the hot press. But the goose won out. It is a lovely surface on which to paint - I was very pleased with how it allowed me to work the feathers. Probably some more geese in future, but with more animation.
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