If you have been following my work, you know that have done a variety of fantasy/sci-fi illustration but also some religious work. I have been wanting to add to that and do work that is more symbolic and even tackle some mythological subjects.
Now to try and get some Bernini/Rubens fabric to work from.
I loved the twists and structure of the fabric as it piled up.
Lastly, the crown of laurels (some plastic leaves sprayed gold) for Truth to claim.
With reference gathered, I then composited them together in Photoshop so that I would have a cohesive idea to work from and do my final drawing.
I also shot a time-lapse of the oil painting process. It jumps around a bit, sorry about that. It makes it a little jarring at times, but hopefully there are enough stable parts to make it useful, or at least interesting.
Here is a still of the final painting. I have yet to get a good color balanced image of it. It went from my studio to a salon jury so I won't have it back until July.
I was fortunate enough to have the piece accepted into the long running Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon. This is the 92nd year it has been going on! It is a real highlight of the year for me so far to have a painting accepted. If you are in Utah, or passing through, stop into the Museum and have a look at it and the amazing Russian art collection inside.
The first salon was in 1922. John Singer Sargent was still alive and Norman Rockwell was just 28 years old. I love that it has a history like that. Expect a post in the near future on the Salon and some of the works accepted this year.