Snow Goose at Twilight

Posted by Ron Day on Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:27 pm

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I photographed this Snow Goose at Bosque del Apache NWR and painted it using Topaz Impression II. I panned the camera in low light. The actual tones in the evening sky were enhanced to create the background. The image really needs to be viewed full size so please click on it to view in shadowbox. Thank you.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:02 pm
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This is a different and interesting approach, Ron. Very like a pastel painting-the lines create a sense of motion. Lovely colors in the background. Perhaps there is a hint of rice paper in the texture as well. Very artistic!
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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:42 am
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This is beautifully done!

by david fletcher on Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:23 pm
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what a wonderful image Ron. definitely best when viewed large. Inspirational!
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:52 am
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Lovely pastel sketch feel to this one, Ron and with the visible directional strokes I get the impression of a deconstructed anatomical artwork where the artist took infinite care to portray the accurate movement of the goose in flight. A fascinating and thought provoking creation!

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by Ron Day on Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:27 pm
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Thanks everyone for your comments — they are greatly appreciated. Carol, you nailed it — the “hint” of anatomical sketch, remaining below the painting, was the look I was after. 8)

by Mako_Elite on Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:06 am
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Nicely don Ron! I like the crisscross lines almost like pieces of straw, very different look.


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