Thursday, January 28, 2010

2 1/2

Another stolen moment today to rough in a bit more. Nice to have somthing new on the drawing board. Perhaps I can pick up the pace this weekend. My favorite aspect of this piece is the strong light from the setting sun as it highlights the shedding animals. They lose large wads of winter coat each season to expose a smooth undercoat that's evident on the back hip of this first one. Interesting contrasts and patterns will emerge as this develops.


Sharmon Davidson said...

I like your work,and your choice of media. How do you get the brush marks?

Dean Richards said...

Hi Sharmon,
I apply a heavy coat of gesso to a panel and allow the brush strokes to leave the texture. Then the charcoal is applied and the texture accentuated. Thanks for your positive comments.