Thursday, July 9, 2009

Finger Zoo




A while ago I went through a fun, self-inspired period when I painted front-facing animals in acrylics entirely with my fingers. I'd put on surgical gloves and push the paint around, using photos as reference. I have rarely gone back to brush painting since. There's something spiritual about creating with fingers on canvas (and I have no idea how to explain what I mean by that).

These are 12" square. The chimp and the lion were accepted into "one-foot" shows at San Diego Art Institute (SDAI), entitled "A Chimp Off The Old Block" and "Lion in Wait". Do ya think it was the puns that did it?

1 comment:

Jo said...

Dang - you are good!

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