Monday, October 05, 2009
Flash, Shepherdess of the Sea
The body is essentially complete. I will continue to build up the fish roe and lay in the ocean over the rest of this week, and barring any problems, she will be who she is by Friday.
I am pleasantly surprised at how freaked out people are over this painting.
The fawn in the reference photo I am using was taken by friend, Marilyn Kisser. She takes extraordinary photographs of the animals that come into her yard and has been so gracious with her images. I could not have created this painting without that photograph. This fawn she named "Flash" and she IS the Shepherdess of the Sea. No other animal can fill the role.
Marilyn sent me recent photos of Flash, who has grown up. I have them on my easel.