Sunday, August 31, 2008

Deer series_part1, 1990

There was an amusement park right next to my high school that had a small zoo, where I visited as often as I could. 
This painting was done when I was in high school. I tried to experiment various painting techniques... such as spread out coarse salts over sections of the foliage before watercolor dried out, so that there are sprinkled patterns on the treetops and grass, which, unfortunately, doesn't show much in this small picture. This painting is quite big, approx. 40 inch wide, and 60~70 inch tall. I think that my parents still have it somewhere in their garage ... Hopefully there are no mushrooms and fungus growing on the trees now...