A male deer stands almost gossmer-like in this original oil 10.5" (26.67cms) x 10" (25.4 cms) painting on illustration board. I wanted to capture the earthiness of this animal but also that which is the inexplicable ethereal. I used oil paints and oil paint sticks to achieve this look, implementing sgraffito and layering. The animals of this world, of which we are one, don't just belong to this molten-centered sphere. We are all stardust. Signed in the lower right hand corner.
Working from a colourist's perspective I continue to experiment with palettes to see how much more energy and aliveness I can bring to my paintings and in the process search for more ways to make my studio and the art that is produced more eco-friendly.