Friday, October 12, 2007

As The Flames Rose To A Roman Nose

After a disappointing summer, I made an attempt to focus more on the landscapes and environments which my creations inhabit. This painting, 24"x24" oil on wood panel, started off by googling images of Joan of Arc and horses, then composing a layout that pleased me. Originally this painting was too include several skeletons hiding in the trees waiting to ambush Joan, but that seemed a bit silly, so I left it with only Joan riding a dead horse through the woods, illuminating the trees with her burning body. This was my first attempt at paint a horse, as well as a person riding a horse. I think it was a good idea to create a painting from a Google search because it forced me to find new ways to incorporate technology into my research and fine arts practices. The frame is nice too. And Now I Know How She Felt.