Friday, July 20, 2012

Canada geese

A few small and quick sketches that I did last weekend. You see these birds everywhere here in the parks and ponds. And even sometimes crossing the streets in a long solemn procession, stopping the traffic for a while. I did these sketches in the sun at over 30C heat, which forced me to work really quick.

18 comments:

Rita Vaselli said...

THello,blaga!These graceful watercolor sketches are really perfect!
Have a nice weekend ... and happy painting!

Lynn said...

They remind me of a gaggle of geese we saw this evening at the golf course when we went to photograph owls. Lovely watercolor work!!!!!!!

ondedacqua said...

very interesting sketches Blaga,compliment :)
ciao gloria

Sharon Whitley said...

oh I love these sketches - they're superb - we have many of these birds around the ponds near here - haven't painted any yet - you're inspiring me to get out there and paint some

Sharon Whitley said...

just had a browse through your site - you have a lovely loose style which I like, following...and on my side bar so don't miss anything!

Judy said...

Beautiful sketches, Blaga, wonderful watercolor work!
You know these and other kind of geese were caught and killed by the thousands recently near the airport in Holland, because they were a danger to air traffic. A real shame, they are so beautiful!

Isabelle said...

très jolis croquis pleins de vie!bon week-end

Lydie said...

Bravo Blaga ! très jolie impression laissée par ton pinceau, ces croquis sont parfaits. Bisous !

Tito said...

Ciao Blaga, trovo molto belli, questi tuoi schizzi di anatre canadesi. Buona domenica!

Blaga said...

Wow, thank you everybody! I didn't expect that these modest sketches will generate such delightful feedback :)

Thank you, Rita, Lynn and Gloria!

Sharon, I'm glad you said "Hi", which prompted me to discover your blog. Happy to make your acquaintance!

Yes, such stories are sad, Judy. I think they started using trained birds of prey, falcons, hawks and eagles, at the Toronto airport to scare off all those sea-gulls and turkeys.

Merci, Isabelle et Lydie!

Grazie Tito!

Sonia Aguiar said...

Hola Blaga. Son uno sketches estupendos. Enhorabuena. Feliz semana¡¡

Nora MacPhail said...

These geese are wonderful! Very light but sturdy. I like your darks too.
Happy Painting.

Sadami said...

Hi, Blaga,
Wow, "simple, quick" makes masterpieces. Congrats! You have to teach me!!
Cheers, Sadami

Arena Shawn said...

Love these quick sketches! They always have so much life in them...

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I like so much to dig into the details of the studies like this one. Great practice.
Wish you the heat to go away.

Watercolorist said...

Beautiful sketches. You really captured them well. It's good to practice sketching different subjects. I should do more of it.
Jean

Laura Moore said...

These are gorgeous and inspiring.

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