Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Peregrine Falcons

Here is the latest Peregrine Falcon chick that I've added to my art arsenal. Apparently I have a thing for these little guys. This is a 10"x10" acrylic painting on wallpaper adhered to a wood panel. If you look into his peepers too long you might become hypnotized. Or not.

I made this little dude in 2009 or 10. He was part of my exhibition, Aviary, and one of the experiments with sealing drawings with resin. I first drew him on a gessoed wooden panel with pastels and charcoal. Next...I poured resin on top. Every single speck of fragile pastel dust is sealed forever.

There are about 5 or 6 pieces that I've made that I cannot part with. The above Peregrine Falcon Chick is one of them. I finished him in one main sitting with maybe two 10 min. sessions afterwards. It's done in oil, charcoal, and graphite on mounted wallpaper. I'll never let him go.

Here is another experiment with resin and drawing materials. This is a small 5"x7" (part of the In Fives series) work done on gessoed masonite. It was done with charcoal, pastel, graphite, gouache, and acrylic paint. I nailed him into a frame and poured resin over the top, sealing him into the frame for all of eternity. I love the feeling that a drawing is ultimately protected.

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