Nimson Shepherd

July 17, 2017

Here is a rather unusual project which I started way back.  It had taken up residence in an alcove at the back of my studio and every couple of weeks I dusted it down before another sitting.  Luckily there was no deadline!  At the moment I have not given this painting a title so it goes by the nickname which my daughter has bestowed 'The Ugly Goblin Painting'.  






















I started with a detailed charcoal sketch on Canvas Board, over which I applied a detailed black and white wash which you can see coming through the background.  





























Between sittings I have added layer upon layer of light washes retouching and often redoing parts.  I am concentrating on light and dark, drawing focus to the effervescent substance in his pot.  What is he up to?















































After another long hiatus I finally finished part A which I began three years previously.  I would have to wait another year or two before I could start work on part B and complete the painting?.



















Forward a number of years, the finished piece:



Title:  'Nimson Sheperd' (The Tooth Fairy) NFS


Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas Board, 45 X First Teeth (harvested from the Meyler' children), Oil Varnish.


Dimensions:  30cm x 40cm x 2cm 



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