|"One Down, Two to Go" 16x20 oil|
I received permission to use a photo reference taken by a four-year-old of the preparations her family goes through for a 4-H lamb show. Whether she meant to crop her dad's head out of the picture or not, she achieved a focus on the activity instead of a face, which I found compelling to paint. You can feel the warm, humid spring in Georgia as her dad wipes the sweat from his brow and says "Whew...one down, two to go", referring to the two unshorn sheep in the pasture.
The judge, Will Fenn, said that he considered it "a stand-out". Will is a visiting professor at Ernest G. Welch School of Design at Georgia State University. He is Arts Clayton's 2010 Juried Photography Judge and currently has a solo show in their second gallery called "Pearls", a collection of photographic images using the tin-type process.
|Tin-type photographic images by Will Fenn|