22 July 2007

dead bird

Arches HP 300gsm 10" x 14". 1 hour.

i found this guy on the deck of my studio, underneath one of the large south facing windows. i painted him the same day, and kept him until his eyes dried out.

i used charcoal pencil to sketch him and tinted with watercolor. i used hot pressed paper to hold the lines and produce paint texture with minimal brushing.

death is a closing window. we are inside the light and warmth of life with the people and animals we love. and then one of them is outside in the dark, looking in on us, as the window closes.

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