This contest was ran through Airbrush Action Magazine.  To enter, the rules stated that I needed to purchase a blank skull and then paint it with any design I wanted.  

My theme was "Garden of Eden".  Evolution of man...skull...hey, I thought it was a great way to tie in the theme to the 'canvas'.  

On the top of the skull is a shot of Eden, complete with a waterfall that disappears but reappears on the face, trickling through the teeth and over rocks.  A tree trunk runs through the eye area and there is the body of a snake hanging on the trunk on the back of the skull.  On the snake is the apple.  The apple has a hidden silhouette of Eve, the temptation. Through the eye holes I fashioned a snake from air dry clay and fiberglass resin.  I painted it and attached it to the eye holes and it disappears under the jaw.  

I was honored that it earned first place in the Airbrush Excellence contest!  I have attached below a few photos of my Garden of Eden skull. 

Beginning in February, 2016, I became an instructor for Airbrush Action Magazine's "Airbrush Getaways"!  I am honored to now have my own 1-day class "Intro to Airbrushing" and to work next to the great Gary Worthington for our 4-day "Airbrush Mastery" class!  Come join the fun! 
About Me
Maryellen Vettori
10 Lincoln Circle    Fairless Hills, PA 19030