"Prairie Hillside"

This small egg tempera version of prairie is really a study, preliminary to "PRAIRIE WALK". Some of the texture was achieved by scratching paint off the panel with a surgical scalpel.

I use any tool or method to achieve a look which may be eluding me. Often the effect appears suddenly, as if by magic. I always hope that I will recognize its value before it disappears!

14 x 24 inches    ||    egg tempera    ||    $600 Canadian