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Life, uh, “Adapts” a Way

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I painted the skull among Duckweed and Water lilies to represent the swampy graves that permanently preserve history in the making.

I used oil paint because it allowed me to blend multiple layers at once to capture the look and structure of the bones. Since oil paint doesn’t dry immediately, I was able to spend a lot of time developing the 3-D effect. I wanted the skull to be the focal point of the piece so I decided to leave the background white instead of covering the canvas in the water lilies.

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Life, uh, “Adapts” a Way

I painted the skull among Duckweed and Water lilies to represent the swampy graves that permanently preserve history in the making.

I used oil paint because it allowed me to blend multiple layers at once to capture the look and structure of the bones. Since oil paint doesn’t dry immediately, I was able to spend a lot of time developing the 3-D effect. I wanted the skull to be the focal point of the piece so I decided to leave the background white instead of covering the canvas in the water lilies.