Saturday, February 6th, 2016
As predicted on Instagram, the scanner ate away much of the delicate detail in the clouds and sky of this painting. You can see the texture best in the framed photograph, the soft mounds of the clouds.
This painting is an optical illusion, the geese skimming over distant clouds they are clearly far in front of and yet still seeming like they could almost land upon the fluffy white. The trees rise up in front, a shock of beautiful autumn flame, setting the stage for the migrating geese.
Above, you can see the hints of texture in the clouds and the geese gliding above, bright foliage peeking up from the bottom. Below, you can see how petite these geese are, flying above the fluff.