Our geese are the inspiration for this painting. The geese are a fascinating creature and sitting on our steps watching them is a pleasant and relaxing activity. Unfortunately though the yard where our geese reside is not very pleasing to the eye, there are bushes and just a netting fence around it. The pond is not big either. So when one morning the light and shadows were really lovely I took some photos and then proceeded to give our geese a nicer environment, at least in theis painting. The distance background is true to life just not the forground setting. The goslings under the middle goose were actually our geese when they were babies :)
Genesis heat set oils on 40cm x 30cm stretched canvas.
Featured Painting the country life and countryside March 2012