You know those paintings where you have an idea, but haven't practiced the skills enough yet to make it happen? Bahaha, this was one of those. I was still practicing getting my lines flat and smooth, figuring out what to do with the background, and how to work on multiple panels. I don't see this as a successful painting, but rather as one of those 'stepping stone' ones
I got a lot of helpful critique on it in my class, and I think the ones that came after turned out much nicer. Finding a better solvent helped a LOT... this one is way too goopy. It was fun to make, though.
It was based on a strange dream where I was a falcon who caught a rabbit, ate it (mmm...?), and was then dragged underground by flesh-eating pine martens. You know, happy subconscious story-time.
Oil on beech panel
24x 26 inches each