Greater Roadrunner, lithograph
Riccardo is a detail artist, actually that may be an understatement...for this painting he began with a trip to the desert southwest to take photos, watch birds, gather back ground compositon materials and to make his preliminary sketches. He also came home with a road kill roadrunner, just to be sure that the feather colors and body would be accurate in every detail.
Our gallery visitors simply love this road runner painting and spend quite some time looking at details, the gravel, lizzard chola cactus and of course the feathers. Some have asked if he used real feathers!
Over 1000 hours of work has gone into this compositon, literally weeks of detail drawings & sketches are needed before painting begins. master painter, Riccardo CapraroGouache[p](ˈɡwaʃ), the name of which derives from the Italian guazzo, water paint, splash or bodycolor (the term preferred by art historians) is a type of paint consisting of pigment suspended in water. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present.
By Riccardo Capraro. Offset Lithograph on Acid-Free Paper, signed and numbered.