The Big I Am

One of my explorations into the essence within objects. A large old green bottle which, as I worked on it, took on the character of someone I knew who had the ultimate masculine ego. A person who owned land but had no respect for the creatures that lived on it unless they were a source of income, and then they were shot. Another search for essence which became autobiographical. How difficult it is to keep the ego out!

Medium Mixed media; added texture; oil paint; charcoal; pva; on stretched paper

Artist Wendy McCleave

Mixed media still life painting of antique green glass bottle

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Mixed media still life painting of antique green glass bottle

One of my explorations into the essence within objects. A large old green bottle which, as I worked on it, took on the character of someone I knew who had the ultimate masculine ego. A person who owned land but had no respect for the creatures that lived on it unless they were a source of income, and then they were shot. Another search for essence which became autobiographical. How difficult it is to keep the ego out!

Medium Mixed media; added texture; oil paint; charcoal; pva; on stretched paper

Artist Wendy McCleave