An acrylic painting of two Canadian geese floating on the water, feeling safe and at home.
I wanted to get that feeling into the painting…..the geese being in their element and feeling at home in the tranquility of the water; even the sky touching the water and the reflections in the water are like one and emphasize to that feeling, in my view.

Acrylics on canvas, 2008, 76×61 cm or 24″×30″


water, sky, birds, geese, canadian


  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    Dit is erg mooi gedaan Arie!

  • Dankje Ellen, heel lief van je!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • saleire
    saleireover 5 years ago

    Incredible painting……I was in awe watching you create this wonderful piece of art….the light, the warmth of the sun and the water reflections and sense of peace is just amazing. I adore the colours in this and the little white feathers on the back of the goose are so adorable and soft looking and touchable. This is another beauty. I am so proud of you hon…..this is heavenly.

  • Thank you sweety for all the help I got from you creating this painting…..that is what made it so special!! And you are special Sal xxx

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • ruxique
    ruxiqueover 5 years ago

    Wonderful painting!… :)

  • Thank you very much!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 5 years ago

    this is truly beautiful ~ I wasn’t sure if you imposed the geese from a photograph onto your painting ~ beautiful piece of realism art xx

  • It’s all painted! ;-) Thanks for your nice comment.

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Very lovely work – especially the water.

  • Thank you for saying that Lynda!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Canadian geese have always been a favorite of mine. I’ve included them in a couple of my works as well. This is a beautifully done version. The details on the geese are wonderful. Well done Arie.

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 5 years ago

    Glorious artwork, so beautifully rendered, fantastic imagery and colours, Beautiful picture. hugsxxx

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    Amazing work, Arie
    They look so realistic they even seem to be moving through the water !

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 5 years ago

    Wow, awesome colors, absolutely beautiful!

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful painting. The water is perfect. Everything is perfect!

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