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RACCOONS

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Have you ever heard the expression, " The love is in the details"? If that is so, then you can see the love in this painting. Using the medium of egg tempera allowed me to indulge myself in depicting every tiny thing that was a part of this scene. When I got to the water, the depiction of the rocks through the diffusion of water called for me to swith to the medium of oil paints. While detailing in egg tempera allows for thousands upon thousands of brush strokes, depicting something hazy calls for more blending, and this is more readily achieved through using a medium that stays wet and blendable for hours at a time; hence, my switch to oils.

This painting shows a raccoon couple (yes, there are two of them) in a simple scene along a water bank. It is a rather dark picture, but rich in color and intensity. It measures 18 X 24" and is painted on five-layer birch plywood.

This work is included here through the generous permission of its owners, M. and B. Koziel, of southern California.

Raccoons 1999-2010 Dolores Marusarz