Art Monday: The Forever Painting variations

Original version of The Forever Painting
manipulated sketch

detail of top portion
detail of lower portion
Drawing for The Forever Painting II

Oil painting originally
seen here and more here.
Pencil drawing
seen here.

This thing is physically huge. Hard to take decent pictures of. For the original painted version, my wife stood in front of the canvas, and I traced her shadow in chalk.

Sometimes as an artist, you return to the same theme multiple times and keep exploring and refining it.  I'd love to make a new painting based on the trees, but haven't had a long enough gap in my schedule, so one day worked up the little drawing to make the mental note about it.

You may also notice that in addition to flying trilobites, it has a DNA-Candle, much like the ones I showed last week.

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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite Copyright to Glendon Mellow
Creative Commons Licence.

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