Thursday, March 10, 2011

Intermediate Painting [Winter 2011]

"Two Satyrs" (WIP)
26" x 30" Oil on Canvas (hand stretched)

The original piece, "Two Satyrs", is by Peter Paul Rubens, the father of the Baroque style. Our assignment was to choose a Baroque, pre-Raphaelite painting to recreate, and add a contemporary twist. This is my work-in-progress. The satyr in the background will be enjoying a Guinness while wearing his hanna hat.

"Banana Split" (WIP)
24" x 36" Oil on Canvas

This is the pencil work for my final in Intermediate Painting. We needed the four elements (air, earth, fire, water), an inside/outside composition and a mysterious element to the story being portrayed. I turned my into a double self-portrait, illustrating the conflict we all have within ourselves. I've recently been reading about the psychological 'Wizard archetype' written about by a Jung Institute graduate. I had drawn this piece up before a friend suggested the reading, but it makes more sense than it should. It's kind of interesting to see the things our subconscious knows well before the conscious self does.