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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Skulls I
2007
Skulls II
2008
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
2015
Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Watercolor
2016
Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Watercolor
2016
 Caracal (Caracal caracal)
Watercolor
2016
Cheetah(Acinonix jubatus)
Watercolor
2016
Two Views of a Chicken Skull (Gallus domesticus)
Watercolor
2016
Cooter (Pseudemys alabamensis)
Watercolor
2016
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Watercolor
2016
Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Watercolor
2016
Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)
Watercolor
2016
Hyrax(Procavia capensis)
Watercolor
2016

Mink (Neovison vison)
Watercolor

2016
Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Watercolor
2016

River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
Watercolor

2016
Human (Homo sapiens)
Watercolor
2016
Four Views of a Human Skull
Watercolor
2016
Eastern Gray Squirrel Skull (Sciurus carolinensis)
Watercolor
2016
Vervet Monkey Skull (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Watercolor
2016
Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas)
Watercolor
2016
Cause of Death (Wolf) (Canis lupus)
Watercolor
2016
Goat (Capra aegagrus hircus)
Watercolor
2016
Black Bear (Ursus americanus) with Dominoes
Watercolor
2016
Badger (Taxidea taxus)
Watercolor
2016
Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) with Netsuke
Watercolor
2016
Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
Watercolor
2016
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Watercolor
2016
Fruit Bat (Rousettus leschenaulti)
Watercolor
2016
Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
Watercolor
2016
Horse (Equus caballus)
Watercolor
2016
Comp Anat
Watercolor
2016
Mustelids
Watercolor
2016
Barndoor Skate (Dipturus laevis)
Watercolor
2016
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
Watercolor
2016
Beaver II
2017
Honorable Mention
2017
Vertebrates
2017
Crocodile Skull (Crocodylus acutus)  2015 Armadillo Skull (Dasypus novemcinctus) 2015 Ostrich Skull (Struthio camelus) 2015

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

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