Thursday, July 16, 2009

Saundra's ... goose!

I had forgotten that I had painted this picture of Saundra's goose (or she thought it may be a duck!) because it was done in about 2 hours as opposed to my usual 2 weeks!

It presented such a wonderful pose that just begged to be put into paint, and as everyone who reads my blog knows by now, I love all animals, this delightful goose being no exception. Not that I'd tempt fate by going too near any goose as they are known to be rather fierce watch..geese! Probably better than my two rather soppy Rottweilers!

So here he/she is - Saundra's feathered friend!

34 comments:

Stephen Gardner said...

Wow, that is two hours well spent, really great piece of painting.

Barbara Pask said...

Love this, nice and loose. Something to be said for painting quick and the freshness you get that way. You are right, they can be mean. lol

pencilportraits said...

2 hours! Amazing, you must have tied your hands up working so fast! And it's a goose I'm sure because of the beak (I have 14 so I'm hoping I know what I'm talking about!)

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I love it here as much as on my blog Liz! I'm so glad the mystery (of course only to me) has been solved...Goose it is! And a lovely one at that! Great job! I agree...there's something to be said for those occasional wonderful quick successes!

Cathy Gatland said...

Your (or Saundra's) goose is so full of life! Lovely spontaneous painting - isn't it great when that happens? There was a flock of geese at my school in Cape Town (Westerford) that terrorised us when we played hockey... had us all flat on the ground when they dive-bombed!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Stephen, thank you!


Thank you Barbara - I've been trying to free up for some time, so maybe I need to work faster!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Karie-Ann. My first thought when the question was raised, goose v duck was, Karie-Ann would definitely know! And you did! (I think I also did as I've had a run-in with one)


Hi again Saundra. You are so unbelievably generous with your pics and I loved this fella. (I also think a duck has a shorter neck?)

Art with Liz said...

Hi Cathy, ex Westerford girl hey! Geese are like poppies, I think, in that they're great to paint. Just a different colour!

Carolann said...

It's amazing what you can do in just two hours. I think geese and lovely subjects to paint and draw.

Dean H. said...

This is a beautiful painting, Liz!

Suzanne McDermott said...

I vote for more 2 hour paintings. I mean it! This is fabulous.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Liz, YOU DID THIS IN TWO HOURS!!! I am so impressed. You did a great job, just beautiful. I would like to see more of these!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Liz, wonderful work, the its face expression..and the background, both are excellent!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Very nice painting, even his feathers look fresh and slightly ruffled. Can't believe you did this in 2 hours.

Arti said...

very fast and very appealing...!

Art with Liz said...

I couldn't agree more Carolann! I think a rooster would be a different call though!!


Thank you so much Dean. Coming from you, that is really a compliment.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Suzanne - I will try (the canvas was also a bit smaller than I usually use, so maybe that helped?)


Gosh Carol, I try to keep up with you guys so I though 2 hours was the norm! As I mentioned to Suzanne, the canvas was also a bit smaller!

Art with Liz said...

Aaah Fabio, any compliment or comment from you is like pearls - thank you so much.


You've all got me thinking again Rhonda ... yes it was about 2 hours. I loved doing it so maybe that also helped?

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Arti. Nice to hear from you again.

jason said...

beautiful

Becky said...

2 hours, wow! I don't trust geese either, they will chase after you for nothing at the lake by our house.

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW Liz.... I really LOVE this one!! The brushwork is fabulous and that goose/duck is perfect!!

CARLA BERNARDES said...

Hi Liz,
this work when I saw her, I thought simply brilliant! congratulations!!

Ajay Patil said...

fantastic as usual, too good for just 2 hour effort

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Jason.


Wow Becky, your own live aggressive geese! No, I don't envy you! Thanks for the visit.

Art with Liz said...

Ah Marian, I do hope you are feeling better what with your work being accepted - well done, and thank you for the compliment. I did enjoy this one!


Hello Carla, thank you for the visit and the kind words.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ajay, I believe you're in monsoon weather!! Thanks for the visit and the lovely compliment.

Call me aRt. said...

Oooo, I just want to squeeze this fluffy goose! Although I'm sure I'd get mightily nipped for my troubles. I love it!

Pam Holnback said...

You really captured the "whites."

Mineke Reinders said...

Wonderful, Liz! Love the white goose against that neutral background, and such character you captured!

Ajay Patil said...

yes Liz, its Monsoon here no outdoor painting for me.

Art with Liz said...

Oh so nice to hear from you again R and I love your new 'header'. Thanks for the great compliment!


Thank you for visiting Pam. I have returned the compliment as I think your work is terrific. Amazing colour work.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Mineke, thank you so much. Always love your visits.


Don't get blown away, Ajay!

Susan Martin Spar said...

Congrats on the award you spoke about in your last post. Had to remark on this one, though. He looks like the "Aflac" duck, which to me always looked like a Goose. Don't know if you have this commercial for Disability Insurance where you live - probably not. But the commercials are a crack up and your beautiful bird looks just like him!