1987 On the Wing – Canada Geese
ABOUT THE ARTIST
George McLean has always loved animals of all sorts and felt he had no other way of communicating his feelings for them, except through his work. He says that his ambition is to paint more pictures better and to deal with his subjects in situations which are not photographable. His painstaking attention to detail and subtle shading require endless hours before the easel and he produces only six or seven major paintings each year.
ABOUT THE PAINTING
“The long, migratory flight pattern of Canada Geese, moving with the changing season, was a source of mystery and excitement to me as a boy. That was the only way I saw them, far off in the sky, their thin, high-pitched cackles announcing their passing.” – George McLean