In between other paintings and relief prints (once again I am trying my hand at that elusive medium), in between such endeavors, I’m working out a large painting.
I’ve posted on this painting before at this link, but I am now at the stage of fussing with details and working out negative shapes and placement. Funny how I rely upon the skills I honed as a decorative mural painting. What seemed so perfect on a scaled drawing is just a wee bit off when faced with the actual , rather large canvas-56 by 40 inches.
Briefly the painting deals with the old gods reclaiming their positions, toppling the false envious demiurge Yaldabaoth (Yahwah). I’ve been working out the details of each and it has been a great deal of fun.
As posted previously:
Preparatory sketch of Tlaloc, She of the Serpent Skirt and the Feathered Serpent
Placement is critical and I have been poring over Poussin’s excellent examples for inspiration but in the end heeding my own intuition.
further drawings follow:
The Maize God
The Hero Twins-one version
another version for another project-I really like these fellows
My sanctimonious Abrahamic god the embodiment of the apostolic church, soon to be toppled ; do I have just a wee bit of vitriol for the god of Leviticus or what?
for no apparent reason, a Meso-Herakles.
Placement so far, I have a few more figures to add so placement is a crucial, I feel a bit like Cecil B.DeMille.
Until next time, be well,