Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Horse #2

Horse #2
Mixed media on canvas
The next in my series inspired by classical sculture. This Greek horse sculpture (from the Parthenon Frieze) had a great sense of urgency- there is a mix of excitement, fear and rage that I wanted to recreate to give the sense of a horse used in battle.

This was the starting stage for this one- using collage and texturing effects to create an interesting backdrop

I enjoyed trying a new trick on this one in using acrylic paint mediums to transfer an image onto the paint surface. Instead of using collage to stick a paper image- the benefit of this technique is that with acrylic mediums transferring the image they can be made to be transparent and therefore the underpainting can show through- really was quite exciting to see what I could do with this


rob ijbema said...

very intersting ryan
love the textures and greek influance...
always nice to see something different

Ryan Evans said...

Thanks Rob

I'm really enjoying this series as a departure from my more representative style