Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"Okarito Kotuku III"

Silverpoint on 300gsm Artistico Paper , Original Sold

A new challenge is the medium Silverpoint, which is an ancient form of drawing from the renaissance period, silverpoint being what was used for drawing before graphite was introduced. It is a process of burnishing pure silver metal on to a prepared ground. The silver will tarnish over time as does any silver.

Silverpoint and Scratchboard are both exacting mediums with little room for error.

Closeup of the detailing (above). Framed photo to come...


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