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.


Sheila said...

Love those magical sparkly thoughts and the red glow reflected from the roe onto her coat.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Your vision and rendering are delightfully surrealist in a playful way. I'm excited to see how this turns out.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

I am enthralled by the way this painting continues to progress. It's been a great journey and I love her evolution. Great work Tracey!

Dean Grey said...


I prefer just "Shepherdess (of the sea)". "Flash" sounds like a boy's name to me IMHO.

I'm shocked yet again to read that her legs will remain that shape and won't be developed much further!

How will she walk?!