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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Eastern Mole Skull (Scalopus aquaticus)
Oils
$300 (unframed)
2019
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
$75 (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
$75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Honorable Mention
$75 (unframed)
2017
12x9
Vertebrates
$75 (unframed)
2017
9x12
Crocodile Skull (Crocodylus acutus)
Oils
$200 (unframed)
 2015 Armadillo Skull (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Oils
$250 (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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