Sunday, April 26, 2009

Statue 2


I wanted to show a little more of the detail from my previous post. The brush detail gets lost in the reduction of the image. This was painted on 1/4" masonite board. I understand that others are using 1/8" board for their work. While I like putting a frame on most paintings, this could be hung without a frame because of the thickness of the masonite.

Statue


6x9 on masonite board
The figure really pops out with the limited pallet and high contrast. I'm glad we had several weeks to accomplish this Different Strokes from Different Folks challenge, I have been very busy. I got started the first week and then walk by my roughed in work for a couple of weeks. I had to check the history behind the goddess Diana. Why the spear and dog? I discovered that in Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, being associated with wild animals and woodlands.