Wild Thing

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Medium

Note

This is a Limited Edition of 100 regardless of the size you order.

Limited Edition

Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.

Shipping and Framing

This will come to you either unframed and tubed with complimentary Continental U.S. shipping – use code ARTFREESHIP – or you can add a custom frame with us.

A note from the artist-

Wild Thing was my first major piece on scratchboard. Previous to my special ordering this 36×36 inch board, 24×36 was the largest available to the general artistic public. Previous to Ampersands new scratchboard, EssDee scraperboard was only available 18×24 inches. As a challenge I decided to try to capture motion using the mane of this magnificent animal. It was a Morgan horse and I have long since forgotten who owned it, if I ever knew. I taught myself to layer the sections of the mane from the furthest to the rear forward. It too almost 9 layers of cutting then painting then cutting accent lighting on each one, overcutting in multiple directions. The main body had to be totally completed before I even attempted the mane. On top of the technical details, I wanted to capture the proud but defiant spirit I was practicing at that time.

It all came back for me because the piece sold on it’s first showing for what I thought was an impossible price. The buyer has gone on to be a large collector and her daughter likewise has started collecting. She also is a partner in the Artists Agency I now use. I have gone on to interpret this spirit in 3 dimensions as my second Bronze.

Sally Maxwell