Talisman 1 by Larry Davis. Media: oil and cold wax on studio wrapped canvas.

A talisman can come in many shapes and colors, and is designed to bring good fortune to the viewer. The one depicted in this painting hides amidst the various objects shown in the lower part of the composition. It is your task to identify which one holds special power for you. On a more technical level this piece makes use of the versatility of style that is enabled through the combination of oil paints with cold wax.

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