"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.