The beginning of the skull floor

Here we go. I thought it would be interesting to show the layers of paint going down on the skulls as they are built, so here we have two pictures of the same three skulls side by side. The black layer is he underpainting of gesso, then there’s a white layer of sketched bones over that, and now a brown layer that defines the shapes of the shadows more clearly. The teeth are unfinished on the skull on the left.

I hope to get the entire floor of skulls done within the next two weeks, for my time is slightly less occupied by exhibits in the gallery and other projects.

That flu that’s going around thoroughly beat me up last week, on top of needing to be focused on Mia’s exhibit in the gallery, so my studio time took a back seat. I get quite grumpy when I don’t get to paint.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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