Monday, August 31, 2015

Tiger Figs

"Tiger Figs", oil, 5 x 7"

These lovely Tiger figs are placed atop a weathered wood box I found at a flea market many years ago.  I particularly love this section of the top, the odd pieces, random marks and nail holes, the faded paint drips.  The color of the paint is an old-fashioned, chalky aqua green.  I mix it by graying a bit of permanent green light.

I create the wood grain texture by scratching into the paint, wet or dry, with a palette knife.  

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