‘Ivan Tsarevich with Firebird’ by Hazel Ang
Artist: Hazel Ang
Title: ‘Ivan Tsarevich with Firebird’
Medium: Mixed media on 360gsm paper mounted on cradled wood panel
Dimensions: 15.75″ Diameter
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“Portrait of a hero from slavic folklore; Ivan Tsarevich succeeds in the difficult challenge of capturing the Firebird.
I usually work with oils but wanted to work with water mediums graphite. A watercolour wash wasfirst applied, then on top of the wash the graphite drawing was made. Colour details such as the firebird feathers were applied using gouache. I enjoyed the juxtaposition between the opaque and translucent areas. To protect and preserve the image, I used cold wax, which retains the integrity of the artwork and gives it a silky matt sheen.” – Hazel Ang
About the Artist:
Hazel Ang is a Canadian artist living in Germany. She enjoys working with oils and graphite. She moved from Toronto to Munich where she worked as a vector illustrator specialising in infographic and product design. Following a decade of agency work, she slowly started drawing and painting again. She is inspired by a good story and all flora and fauna. Her current body of works are filled with folkloric narrative, symbolism and the supernatural.