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Donkey
2012

Acrylic, stained glass paint, enamel paint, silicone sealer, hair on canvas.

The aim was to make a painting that was extremely ‘donkey-ish’.

It seemed important that the donkey was done in profile with the extremities of the ear and nose made to fit to the edges of the canvas.

I looked at a combination of images to help get the basic proportions right, from sources including the internet and a children’s book of the story of Jesus.

The focus was on the donkey, with little indication of background, which – if anything – is a beach.

Donkey Painting