Piece description from the artist
I love bones and bring them home whenever I find some. This skull has a unique story as I came across a deer that had recently died. I brought the head home and buried it to let the ants clean it up. When I went back a few months later, nothing but the lower jaw was left. Happily, I have a relative who also collects bones and he gave this one to me as a gift. I was very happy. It even had the same number of points.
The drawing in on Mi-Tientes paper. I chose the brown color as it's close to what a deer's fur would be.
Originally from upstate New York, Elizabeth Tucker moved to Southern California in her early twenties. While she had always worked with her hands in the "needle arts" it was her husband who encouraged Elizabeth to begin drawing and painting when he gave her an easel as a gift. Seeking teachers who would instruct her in the classical tradition, Elizabeth studied at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) and the Art Center College of Design and took private classes with artists "Ryan Wurmser":http://ryanwurmseratelier.blogspot.com/ and "Aaron Westerberg":http://www.westerberg-fineart.com. She is in the process of getting her Masters of Studio Art at the prestigious Florence Academy.
Although the majority of her work is in oil, Elizabeth enjoys working in other mediums such as ink, pastel, block prints and watercolor.
A multi-award winning artist and certified instructor in the Michael Wilcox School of Colour, Elizabeth is a juried member of the Women Painters West. In addition, she is a sought out teacher in classical painting and drawing.
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