6x6", oil on panel
Wolves have always felt like kin to me. No, this is not a painting from a live wolf; I painted this image from one of my sculptures. I turned the studio lights down low, just enough to see my paints, and lit the wolf head from the side. When the painting began, I had no idea how it was ever going to turn out. In fact, I embarked on the process expecting it not to work because the room was so dark! Now and then I turned the lights on to see what was happening. I was surprised to see the image of the wolfhead appearing before me on my painting panel, in a way that seemed magical to me.