Working Title: "Taking Flight" (Canada Goose taking off from water)
If you have ever watched a Canada Goose as it takes off from water, it does an amazing DANCE as it rather ungainly gains momentum to get itself into the air - literally walking on water as it goes.
I forgot to photo the beginning stages of this painting, so only have this one which is close to being finished. Along the way I messed up the water reflections and had to repaint them much softer.
(An author writes an autobiography about himself
- I guess this is as close as I will come to a self-portrait of my character.
Just keep going, putting one foot in front of another until you finally "Take Flight").