Saturday, August 14, 2010
Acrylic on 7x5 hardboard.
This is my submission for the WDE at Wet Canvas. Valri supplied the photo.
I decided to play and experiment with the raccoon. SPCA statement: no raccoons were injured during this painting .
The acrylic was applied in many transparent washes. I used a few strips of masking tape which were painted over in different number of layers. Once removed, there are a few areas that expose the very start of the painting. It has the effect of peeling back various layers. I used it as a compositional devise and also as an interest generator.
As happens most times in nature, the raccoon blends into it's environment. The viewer is often startled when the animal "suddenly" appears within their focus. This is the effect I was after.
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