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.

1 comment:

Coreopsis said...

This is lovely! I really really like that young woman, and the world she lives in.