The Painting is of Scott's [ my friend and farrier ] backyard shed. I was over one evening taking photos, mostly of his pup, Sadie - when she would be still long enough to take a picture. I moseyed into the back, and this scene caught my eye. It's rather stark and bleak, sort of Georgia O'Keefe-ish. But I found it compelling, and still do. In this modern world we live in, I don't approve of hunting [ I still remember my father taking my sister and I to see the doe he'd shot; the two of us had JUST seen "Bambi" ]
Back to painting...
|Thin, mixed wash of aureolin, quin. pink and cobalt blue|
|Windows - thin cobalt blue with thick indanthrone dropped in|
Walls - thin wash of a brown - aureolin, carmine and cobalt blue
|Some quin. burnt orange on window, and some grey to start modeling skull|
|Skull quite moss-covered, so work in some greens|
|Detail work on skull and shed|
6 x9 in. / 22 x 16 cm.
|Photo - decided to leave out whatever Scott has hanging from the antler|