Hi Keith, I hope all is well, Any idea where this painting is now?
Wow! I even could not imagine that you draw so chic! I am ...wooow)
This is an interesting piece. I love how it's inverted since in this modern world we peek into medieval through books and such. I wonder if the new world she finds to her liking?
Thank you! I would think that she would find this world both magical and terrifying. She would probably marvel at our mastery over nature, but be appalled at what we have done to the planet at the same time. We would find her world primitive and bewildering. Still, she might make friends here and miss them if she ever returns to her won world.
This work of yours, is very special, not only because of the beauty of it, or the perfection of the movement (in which the viewer can almost feel the wind and smell both worlds), it's the story it tells. I stared to the door and the character, trying to figure out why she was leaving, and then I saw the castle back there, in flames, and when I saw that castle, I could almost write a book about what was happening to her. This painting touches me in a very particular way.
Thank you! When I was working on the painting I came up with a story to go with it. The story helped the painting to evolve and I could say that the painting helped the story to evolve at the same time. Several of my paintings have background stories like this, but I generally do not share them unless asked to do so...I have noticed that sometimes people will begin to invent stories on their own when they look at a painting and I would much rather let them do this than force them to accept my own tale. We humans seem to be natural story-tellers, and I rather like the idea of encouraging this talent.
When I got the DD for this one, I put up a short version of the background story for this in my Journal entry .fav.me/d6n7bmd, which I took down before you could read it. You could also read an allegory into this painting: it could be about having to come to grips with reality; having to abandon the magical world of childhood for the noise and stink of our modern world.
Anyway, I am glad the painting triggered a bit of creativity in you. I hope you can pass the spark along someday.
Congrats on another DD!
Thank you! So how goes the modeling biz?
Going swell. lol. So where are all the new paintings? lol
Spent most of what time I had cleaning up old stuff so I could get the damn things out of my studio.
haha, well that's good! Do you have an idea for your next big project?
I got tapped to illustrate the update of a book I illustrated back in the early 90's. Beyond that, I have no idea.
This is so amazing! Very interesting style! Great composition! Congratulations! You are very talented artist!
Thank you! I enjoyed your drawings and your photographs. It seems you live in a beautiful place!
More like this WOW amazing job
Excellent! Reminds me of The Dark Tower by Stephen King. "When is a door not a door? When it's a jar, and that is the truth"
I really hate to say this, but it took me awhile to get the joke...I must be getting old. Anyway, thank you for the comment!
That's a painting? Wow. How long did it take you to make this?
It probably took a month or two. with oils, you have to let each layer dry before you can add on to it...I usually have three or four painting going at the same time so I can work on one while another dries.
Congrats on the DD!
The question is should she stay or should she go?
Well, if you look just past the doorway to the right you will see a burning castle...I'd say she HAS to go. But maybe not...a medieval girl might find our world way more frightening than a burning castle. Maybe it was caused by a careless scullery maid and a few weeks of toil by the peasants will have set things right.
She has to move into our world. Wow.
Actually, in the story I made up while I was working on this, she has to come to our world partly for her own safety and partly to find a guy that can help on her world.
Aw. Poor girl.
Oh I guess she did ok in the end. I never wrote the story down, so feel free to come up with a kind fate for her!
You should write it down. It will probably get a DD like the picture that goes along with it.
Whoa!... So trippy...