Saturday, April 23, 2011

Geoff Hunt

HMAS Belona
Nina and Pinta Racing Home, 1493.
I think I've posted the top image before but this one is of better quality.

A photo of UK marine artist Geoff Hunt using a mahl stick: a support for the brush hand, padded at one end so as not to damage the canvas. A mahl stick is particularly handy for detail work... and for fending off stray animals who wander into the studio. 
Here's a link to instructions for making your own mahl stick: kimcpell artblog

Geoff's work combines painstakingly accurate detail with dramatic compositions.

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