This work is also a further exploration of the Mythic Journey and an expansion of the study that I originally did for it. It’s interesting how much this painting differs from the first one. It became a much more joyous painting as it took on a life of it’s own. Not the least of this aspect is the mysterious figure that appeared in the dark shadows as I was putting the finishing touches to the work!
One of the interesting things about working in a series, is that you never quite know where the journey is going to take you and where you start off from can end up in a very different place than where you thought it might. It’s a bit like going for a drive and selecting to take a drive down a road you’ve not explored before. The territory is at once familiar and yet different. So it was with this painting. It surprised me right at the end, as I was finishing the dark strip on the left hand side of it. All of a sudden a figure popped in that I had no intention of putting there and didn’t even notice, until I stood back and looked at it!
40″ x 36 “
101.6 x 91.44 cm
Oil on Canvas
$ US 1800
Below you can see some close up details of the work.