I have for the last several months been ruminating upon a large canvas to tackle. I want a big scene, along the lines of my beloved Pousssin, but as usual tackling a Meso/metaphysical theme. Old gods, Gnosis, toppled usurping false gods all play a part in this newly conceived project. After notebooks of doodled ideas , oil sketches,elevated renderings and readings, I have begun fleshing out details.
A familiar cast of characters, including from right a little Teotihuacan fellow, Tlaloc with lightening/storm cloud staff, Quetzalcoatl descending from above, She of the Serpent Skirt,Coatlicue, and the great and mighty war god Huitzilopochtli clutching his mother’s serpentine skirt.
A bit of the process for tackling a large (or small) project.
Spontaneous sketching, confirming ideas.
More sketches, some in color,
Elevation renderings to help determine composition,
and now, working out details, what stays , what goes, more color compositional sketches…I’m daunted already.Looking forward to seeing how it professes, wish me luck.
Take care, Lg
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WOW! there is that serpent skirt, and it’s amazing! perfect with the cloud-cover from her head… i also really love the one with a blue tint with the mask on his head, the style/mood of it is really intense…i also really like the idea of the room open to the night sky, with things going in/out, the checked floor and arches are fantastic for that, and the gentlemen working with the planet/statue are particularly intriguing to me, hope to see more of that somewhere!!