Kato by Sam Dolman

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Sam Dolman



30.48 x 45.72 cm | 12 x 18 in

Oil on aluminum

  • Honorable Mention / Animals

Kato was a tiger I went backwards and forwards to photograph in the middle of winter.  I wanted a certain lighting, which created shadows and allowed me to play around with the edges.  The painting of Kato was a bit experimental for me recently inspired by the techniques of the old masters.  I worked on it over many layers starting with just raw umber on a toned ground.  I usually just paint on the white of the surface so this was all a little new to me and I made many mistakes and learnt a lot from the process.