As 2012 nears to end I am tidying up the studio and finishing up what paintings I can. One such painting is this small oil (20 by20) that follows, The Widow Theseus.
It is a continuation upon a theme, that of the relationship between the monster and the hero, who is the victim, who is the victor.
As I mentioned it is part of theme I have explored in previous posts (filed under Theseus and the Minotaur) and more recently in my printmaking class. I also dabbled a bit in the unfamiliar medium of pastel (and graphite). The following is the result, The Approach of Theseus, 12 by 18 inches on paper.
Printmaking has been an enjoyable challenge for me, not unlike clay work. I enjoy the process, have tended to dislike my results. I have made numerous prints of the Minotaur, few pass muster. The following, though far from perfect is approaching what I am after. Once again it is based upon a very loose sketch and once again I am relatively pleased with the translation.
This so far is what I have , will most likely continue upon this them throughout the new year.
Until next time,