Jeanie Beline

 

I WAS INSPIRED TO THIS SUBJECT MATTER BY THE PIECE OF WOOD ITSELF FROM THE DEATH OF THE MAJESTIC 3,500 YEAR OLD CYPRESS NAMED THE “SENATOR”.

 

THE BURNED SIDE OF THIS PIECE REMINDED ME OF ALLIGATOR SKIN WITH THE “SCALES” CREATED FROM THE HEAT OF THE FIRE ON THE WOOD SO I INCORPORATED THE “SCALES” FOR PART OF THE BODIES OF THE ALLIGATORS I CREATED. IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE “SCALES” ARE INCORPORATED AS PART OF THE TOP BABY’S BODY AND AS PART OF THE MOMMA GATOR.

 

BY SANDING OUT A CENTER AREA (IN THE SHAPE OF AN ALLIGATOR HEAD), I USED CHALK TO HAND DRAW THE OUTLINE OF THE BASIC THEME OF A MOMMA ALLIGATOR WITH BABIES ON HER HEAD AND A SUNRISE IN THE BACKGROUND. I USED A WOOD BURNER TO FILL IN THE MAIN PIECE AND HIGHLIGHT AND DARKEN AREAS AND ADDED HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS WITH ACRYLIC PAINTS. I ADDED THE LIGHT REFLECTION TO BRING OUT THE FEELING OF WATER/SWAMP. A LIGHT COVERING OF CLEAR SPRAY ACRYLIC WAS ADDED TO ENHANCE AND PROTECT THE ARTWORK.

 

THANK YOU FOR THE HONOR AND OPPORTUNITY OF CREATING THE LIFE OF A PIECE OF ART OUT OF THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF A LANDMARK.

 

JEANIE BELINE WILDLIFE FROM SCRATCH

OCTOBER 2013

 

 

 

 

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