Dia de la Abby: #69 Skull of Seasons
I've been working on this Skull of Seasons painting all week. I finished it late last night, to the relief of my back. These four canvases represent our four seasons. From top left clockwise...Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. I chose Maymont in Richmond, VA as my inspiration. They have a large koi pond with a seaweed like grass and beautiful foliage. I used acrylic paint on four 8"x8" square canvases. I decided to do a tetraptych, vs. one large canvas, because I'm fascinated by hinged or multi-panel artwork. Making this painting was a challenge because I'm still a novice in painting...though great at other artforms. There was a lot of trial and error making each element the way I envisioned it. The easiest was the plants, because that is the only thing I've had the most practice in painting. Overall, I'm very pleased with the outcome.