About the image: I saw some Aboriginal artwork a few years ago in a magazine by a elderly woman named Gloria and was immediately attracted to the technique of white brush strokes on black and the exciting combination or form, light, and movement.. So I finally decided to just go for it and try it myself...
Because I couldn't paint it on my wall easel (not rigid enough) I ended up working on my hands and knees in my small studio, placing a piece of shelving across the paper to kneel on... Once the general image was done, I hung it on the easel and worked on bringing it to life.. It was so much fun and has opened up many new possibilities...as well as reminding me just how much I love black and white!
I really like this, Mary. It has such a lush texture to it... the wet coat on a Harbor Seal after it has dried a bit, perhaps?
I also like the history of the paper and the many adventures it has had while in your stead from storage to completed art piece.
I love it!!!!! Very different from your water paintings, of course, but a strong image.
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