Goose Down 2

This is a reworking of an image from a couple of years ago. The graceful form of the bird struck me when I first came across it; the water was shifting the goose back and forth in a slow rhythmic motion and the submerged down looked so soft and painterly. I have layered the bird photograph with an image of cloud reflections on water and I think I like the inky blue that spills over to the delicate palisade of golden threaded flora. Now I am thinking about how I might translate this into a painting…

© Karen McRae, 2015

22 thoughts on “Goose Down 2

    1. In a way, yes, it’s quite painterly. I went looking through my photo archives for a painting reference and found this image – there is something about it that makes me want to paint it!
      Thanks for your feedback.

  1. Another amazing image Karen. I wonder if there are now just a few bones left, jumbled and unrecognisable as a goose.
    Gotta love those punning titles too 🙂

  2. This is so beautiful, Karen – the additions seem to have heightened the sadness. The lighting, tone and colour really remind me of Vanitas paintings – I’d love to see what you do with the image as a painting.

    1. Yes, Vanitas paintings – there is an echo there for sure, now that you mention it. Maybe that’s why it seems to inspire a painting…

      Thanks so much for your kind comments, Richard.

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