'Wolf!', acrylic on Mus panel
18x24 cm (7.1x9.4) , © 2010 Erik van Elven
Wolves are mysterious creatures and that quality I was trying to grab in this painting.
Mus panel is a really smooth painting surface to paint on, it has 7 layers of sanded gesso for maximum detail work. I wanted a more textured surface for his wolf painting so I added another layer of gesso with a very rough brush. I kept the paint very dry and transparent.
I like the fact that the painting works as an abstract design as well.