Horse Skull, 1969


18x24, oil on canvas
Collection of the artist

This was an assignment to paint a still life in grisaille and then add color. I glazed the skull, bottle, and background. That worked fairly well, but the coffee pot and cup I couldn't get red enough and finally used an opaque red to complete the effect.

Grisaille: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grisaille

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