I’m always seeing animalistic postures and behavior in humans and vice versa, so I thought that some of my time in rural Spain would be well spent studying the animal life. My first drawings were some larger sketches for my menina sculpture and a study of Miranda’s painting of Eugenia.
I also took a few trips to the farm of Andrés, a very kind and enthusiastic supporter of La Fragua, to make some studies of his merino sheep.
These are some abstractions of plant forms to help me warm up to watercolors again:
They led into a 3D version out of raw clay that I used to test out the whitewash. It is also stained with coffee and colored with chalk.