Friday, September 21, 2012
Treasure Map: The finished painting
"Treasure Map" Size: 10x8 inches. Medium: acrylic on canvas. Genre: Fantasy. ©Theresa Bayer
I went back to the original violet oxide underpainting; I really like that color. The face got changed because the painting insisted on looking like the model. You can't argue with a painting. It will beat you every time.
This might be called a spiritual quest. The frogs represent earthly concerns; the butterfly represents the spirit. One of the frogs is wearing a locket, and a key is dangling from her hat. This means that spiritual and earthly concerns are intermingled.