Skulls

With the cold weather I can't go outside to paint and this winter I began casting about for other options. I started a skull oil painting in the basement and was extremely unhappy with it, despite several sittings and spending more than 15 hours at the easel. So I decided to try some watercolors, a medum I've more or less ignored for the past twenty years. My first attempt was too ambitious, so I scaled things back to a single subject.

My reason for avoiding watercolors is that I felt I could not do them justice given my limited time to make art and my commitment to oil paintings. Nothing ticks me off more than people who say, "I'm a painter, and a fabric artist, and I write poetry, and I'm a singer/songwriter." I want to say, "Pick two of them and do the third as a hobby." However, I'm reasonably pleased with these and there are plenty more skulls in my collection.

                                                                                                           
 

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Iguana (Iguana iguana)
Watercolors $75 (unframed)
2021
8x10
Class: Aves
Watercolors $75 (unframed)
2021
8x10
Tree Frog Mummy (H. cinerea)
Watercolors $75 (unframed)
2021
8x10
Memory Palace
Watercolors $150 (unframed)
2021
8x10
Gossips
Watercolors $75 (unframed)
2021
8x10
Felis cattus
Watercolors $75 (unframed)
2021
8x10

Lynx rufus
Watercolors $75 (unframed)

 

2021
8x10
Iguana (Iguana iguana)
Watercolors SOLD
2021
8x10
Eastern Mole Skull (Scalopus aquaticus)
Oils $300 (unframed)
2020
18x24
Totem
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
9x12
African Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
12x9
  Greater and Lesser Short-Nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx and brachuotis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
9x12
Minute Fruit Bat (Cynopterus minutus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
12x9
Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)
Watercolor $155 (framed)
2019
12x9

Paperweights
Watercolor$95 (matted)

2019
9x12
Sparrows
Watercolor SOLD
2019
12x9
Three Skulls
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
12x9
Broken Deer Skull
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
9x12
Two View of a Caracal Skull
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
9x12
Two View of a Human Skull
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2019
9x12
Duck Skull
Watercolor and Ink $75 (unframed)
2018
9x12

Ancestors
Watercolor $75 (unframed)

2017
9x12
Jaws
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Goat Skull (Capra aegagrus hircus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Camel (Camelus dromedarius)
Oils $300 (unframed)
2017
Skulls I
Oils $600 (unframed)
2000
Skulls II
Oils $600 (unframed)
2007
Skulls III
Oils $300 (unframed)
2008
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Oils $300 (unframed)
2015
Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
 Caracal (Caracal caracal)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Cheetah(Acinonix jubatus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
11x15
Two Views of a Chicken Skull (Gallus domesticus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Cooter (Pseudemys alabamensis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Watercolor$75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Watercolor
$75 (unframed)
2016
11x15
Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Hyrax(Procavia capensis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12

Mink (Neovison vison)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)

2016
9x12
Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12

River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)

2016
9x12
Human (Homo sapiens)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
11x15
Four Views of a Human Skull
Watercolor $125 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Eastern Gray Squirrel Skull (Sciurus carolinensis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Vervet Monkey Skull (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Cause of Death (Wolf) (Canis lupus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Goat (Capra aegagrus hircus)
Watercolor SOLD
2016
9x12
Black Bear (Ursus americanus) with Dominoes
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Badger (Taxidea taxus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
12x9
Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) with Netsuke
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Fruit Bat (Rousettus leschenaulti)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Horse (Equus caballus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Comp Anat
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Mustelids
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Barndoor Skate (Dipturus laevis)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2016
9x12
Beaver II
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Honorable Mention
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2017
12x9
Vertebrates
Watercolor $100 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Crocodile Skull (Crocodylus acutus)
Oils $200 (unframed)
 2015 Armadillo Skull (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Oils $300 (unframed)
2015 Beaver Skull (Castor canadiensis)
Wtercolor $75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Honorable Mention
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Vertebrates
Watercolor $75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Ostrich Skull (Struthio camelus)
Oil $200 (unframed)
2015
                                                    I just happened to dig this elderly painting out of cold storage a few weeks ago.

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

       

 

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