The Smoother Skin

The Smoother Skin, 2018
Mixed media on prepared paper
29 1/2 x 42 inches

This work on paper is the result of several sessions working from life. In between sessions the paper is manipulated through sanding and applications of water medium and pigment. Some mark making from earlier sessions are retained, causing palimpsests or ghost images. The juxtaposition of ghost images, the skull and long gun are intended to be disconcerting. It's creation is outlined on my blog: http://beckstudio.us/blog/2018/08/the-smoother-skin-home-grown-3/
Photo: M. S. Rezny

Exhibitions
Barrett Art Center/Dutchess County Art Association, New Directions 2018.  10/6/2018 - 11/17/2018.  Poughkeepsie, NY