I own a beautiful and elaborate chinese incense burner which I've often wanted to include in paintings. Without fully commiting, I've found a way: the handles are Fu Lions (mythic guardians, protectors), and I found them worth painting in their own right.
This is the underpainting for the first in a new series I'm starting, called Fragments. Mostly, these will be details from previous or upcoming pieces, highlighting things I found particularly interesting. As the name implies, they'll also be small; less than 4x4 inches. More in the next few posts.
Labels: Fragments, In Progress