Thursday, October 04, 2007

Corvus Vulpes...


Above: Mixed Media Painting, "corvus vulpes" for Lisa Blackwell, by me - Andrew Thornton.

To complete a trade with Lisa of Zoa Art, I made her a painting. I call it, "corvus vulpes". It's the scientific name for "crow fox". Lisa was telling me about a series of books she was reading that featured this creature that was part crow and part fox. The background is made up of hundreds of layers of medium, newspaper clippings, and some special tricks of mine. The newspaper clippings come from a house-hunting paper here in Asheville. This is a nod towards her and Tony's nomadic ways. All of this is coated with several different layers of resin and acrylic paint, and a matte fixative on top to seal it all up. I quite like it. Lisa said that she loved it and I'm really glad that she's enjoying it.

5 comments:

Jean said...

Oh Andrew! This is so beautiful i feel like crying! You are wonderful!

Lynn said...

Cool piece!

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks Jean and Lynn! Your kind comments mean a lot to me. I was afraid that Lisa might not like it and that I would have wasted all this time in making it. I'm glad that she liked it though and that both of you like it as well!

lisa said...

Oh yes, and it looks so good in my house. Thank you again Andrew, I love this painting and it means a lot to me.....
Lots of love, Lisa

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Lisa, I'm glad that you like it and that it goes well in your house. I wanted to do a really nice job on it for you.