This phase of the painting shows the development of the art work between December 2012 and early May 2013. During this time Abbey has been working down the front of the lead buffalo to establish the thickest areas of paint that will be applied to the whole canvas, and that will contribute to the establishment of her signature 3D projection illusion.
In the short film below Abbey discusses what has been achieved in the last 2 months, including how she tackles the understanding of particularly difficult 3D forms within the composition.
In the short film below Abbey outlines the importance of layering paint to the production of a work of Dynamic Realism and the film features still images from the painting.
In the short film below Abbey talks about the influence of British landscape artist John Constable (1776 – 1837), his application of textured paint and how it influenced the development of Dynamic Realism.
The images below illustrate how textured paint has been used to represent the form of water droplets as they project forward out of the canvas, wrapping themselves around the top of the buffalos foreleg as it travels forward.
In the short film below shows the further development of water droplets push forward by the Water buffalo.
The images below illustrate how textured paint has been used to represent the form of water droplets as they project forward out of the canvas, wrapping themselves around the buffalos fore feet as it travels forward.