The River Otter: painting

£650.00

Clayboard painting on panel

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River Otter: clayboard painting

River otter: Original ink painting on clayboard

Sealed with a protective varnish.  Can be framed without glass.

14 x 11 inches

Unframed

Ampersand Museum Series Clayboard: 1/8″  hardboard with a kaolin clay ground surface similar to the clay gesso grounds used during the Renaissance. The white surface is sanded to an extremely smooth, absorbent finish.

I begin by thinly applying paint or ink with mop brushes then work into it with scalpel knives and steel wool adding and shifting the image around.  It is a very organic way of drawing that I have completely fallen in love with.   I have used it to illustrate articles in Elementum Journal and for the interiors of Lauren St John’s ‘The Snow Angel’.

This otter image was created at a demonstration at Dillington House in Somerset for the Somerset Primary Network.  I have worked it further and tried to keep the speed and spontaneity of the drawing I did on the day.

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