Monday, September 22, 2008

Scorpion Beast

A new painting done on unstretched canvas. I did bitch a lot about painting this way but really it wasn't much different. EXCEPT, and this is a big except, I do hope my corners are 90 degrees. The photo was a little off but it might have been the angle I was holding the camera.
Anyway, the scorpion beast is complete and it was a lot of my usual back and forth painting it: first one color , then another. This combo is very satisfying and...energized.
You are probably thinking it doesn't look much like a scorpion. But it's based, as I've mentioned a hundred times before, on Spanish illuminations and they seemed to favor the "Horse as Scorpion" look. As for the messy hair....that's in the bible! You can look it up for yourself.


I am I said said...

Hot color and very scary...children under 8 should view with parents present. The tear in the background fabric is a story in its self. The bravery of the finger pointing and then the little hand writing the signature. Terrific!

dowhat327 said...

Your picture so captures our current crisis and how we all struggle with it. I love it.