Beneath the snowfall
Winter quietly conceals
secrets of new birth.
- Jackson H. Day
Yay. Finished my piece for the art guild. The theme is nature. On the left is a pencil drawing of a winter sleeping tree and on the bottom right a single fallen leaf. It is (as usual) hard to see in the photograph.
There are many layers here starting with pages ripped from a copy of Jack London's "The Call of the Wild". Some of the lines can be read through the paint. Then a layer of gesso rubbed with 3 colors of paint and stenciled with crow outlines. Dabbed with some gold metalic here and there, and also some oil pastels.
After the wood, beads, fabric, feathers, button and metal piece were in place, I covered the linen and spattered everything with white and red paint. It is 16 x 20. Very warm and texture filled in person. I like to walk by and touch it, so I figure that's a good sign.