New Mexican Sculptor

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New Mexico, United States
I'm living in New Mexico where I sculpt and paint. After a long absence from art, I am now creating smaller bronze figures. This blog is mainly devoted to that work.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Heron Painting

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I have been interested in birds recently. I feel like doing a few paintings of birds before going back to another subject. Birds are wonderful topics.

A very important step in my artwork is that I have begun to take more interest in background. I am certainly not an expert at rocks and turf. Painting, like any other skill, requires a lot of practice.

"Cat Nap" Further Along

I've had a few health issues recently, so the work has really slowed down. I guess we all have months like that.

Here is a picture of the progress of Cat Nap. I'm focusing on getting the rocks made. There are a few here that I wan to eliminate. One thing that has really bogged down this painting is the struggle with heavy duty canvas. At the beginning, canvas like this is very difficult to use because of the profile of the weave. Although it creates really great tooth, for some reason wild life painters like to stick with less bumpy canvas, or just go to board, or paper.

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