Size: 7.5"W x 11.5"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2012
This piece shows a mama squirrel who thoroughly enjoyed our bird feeder. She was so curious that one day she nibbled a hole in our kitchen window screen and came into the house! Oddly, she ignored the banana bread cooling on the counter and instead gnawed on our wooden broom handle. Our cats were baffled at this bold creature and she only took her leave when my husband noticed her on the inside sill. Such tenacity simply begged to be immortalized in paint.
This piece is a hand painted acrylic-gel transfer (xerox of a drawing I made in conte crayon) on a background of acrylic washes and latex-based paint washes with a wax-resist. This is from a series of 115 pieces I made with a variety of animal images in which I explored texture and palette using this process.
Sarah Tenney is a lifelong creator whose forte is painting. Since earning a BFA she has shown her work a few dozen times and has collectors across the US, Canada and Australia. Sarah enjoys animals, children's literature and laughing with her witty husband. They live in Denver with their two precocious little boys and a pair of personable cats.