Wednesday, September 9, 2009


18" x 24" oil on canvas

Totem evolved from a totally random doodle to a full blown painting because I wanted to see how it would look painted. I guess you could say it was an experiment of sorts.  From the background to the different sets of eyes, each 'head' has its own distinct look and expression. I had fun doing this one. I was particularly pleased with the blue sky background. To achieve that particular effect I spread a thin blue wash over the area(those are the lighter parts showing through), and then when it was completely dry I picked up thalo blue without thinning it and smeared/scrubbed it onto the canvas with a thick brush.

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