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Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Dog Bone

Dog Bone, acrylic on board, 12x12", 2010, $250
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This painting started with a brilliant teal tone all over the board which ended up showing through in the shadows on the ground and slightly in the shadows of the hound dog. This piece was more a palette for different techniques than paint. I was able to scratch and cut and use sand paper on the painting, along with the usual washes, glazes and impasto. After adding the markings to the background and placing the bone image in the upper right corner the whole piece took on a slight urban art look, kinda like graffiti. I think the colors are very entertaining.

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