When we tore down our old barn a couple of years ago, in preparation for the new building we’ve yet to erect, we found an incomplete skeleton – perhaps of a rat? I was fascinated – I had always assumed there were a million black snakes living beneath the building as we have had no shortage of those around the knoll on which we live. But – no snakes. Just this skull and couple of bones. I took photos of it, and loved the way the textures of the dirt and leaves and detritus fell into a swirl – lifting and falling in a dance of stillness that isn’t ever really still.
When my new support samples came from RayMarArt.com, I had to try them. So, since I have been really looking forward to working through this skull and bones image, I decided to pull from the set of samples that came. I used the #15 Belgian linen, double primed, museum quality panel for this. I truly wasn’t sure how the tooth of the linen would work – and whether or not I would like it. But…I love it.
So, in oil, in double primed Belgian linen panel, here is “Skull and Bones From Beneath The Barn” 6″ x 8″.