Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zee Zebra, Sold

And here it the last one of the custom series. Painting a highly patterned animal offers the challenge of distinguishing  pattern from form. It's especially difficult when the pattern acts to hide the form as happens with some wild animals where the pattern acts a camouflage, blending the animal in with it's surroundings. The way to do it, of course, is to pay close attention to how the form is affected by light and shadow. In the zebra, The black stripes are only truly black in deepest shadow and the white stripes only truly white in the brightest light.

6x6 oil on Raymar canvas panel

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