Lots of texture, particularly at the bottom, using a little Powertex with threads and small shells, but this is mainly acrylic paint.
Another trip to the National Gallery to see the Courtauld Impressionists exhibition. Some of my favourite paintings are in this collection ...
|Paul Cezanne - Lac d-Annecy - 1886|
|Vincent van Gogh - A Wheatfield with Cypresses - 1889|
|Edouard Manet - A Bar at the Folies Bergere - 1882|
|Claude Monet - Antibes - 1888|
|Michael Rakowitz - The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist|
In 2006 Michael Rakowitz start a project to recreate over 7000 archaeological artefacts looted from the Iraq Museum during the war or destroyed elsewhere. One of these was the Lamassu, a winged deity, which guarded the Nergal Gate at the entrance to the ancient Assyrian city of Neneveh. This Lamassu is made of empty Iraqui date syrup cans.
My favourite is still the Blue Cockerel! (see here).