Friday, June 27, 2014

Another round of knotwork

I was able to locate a few more of the Celtic theme paintings.  This is one of the last titles that I painted, called Branwen, Goddess of Love.  It turned out to be much more complicated than the initial sketches, which was very unexpected.

Combining the zoomorphs with the knotwork and so many 'realistically' rendered elements was a challenge.

I have posted this one before, but it works a little better in this context.  Talk about complexity!  By far the most difficult and challenging to execute.  It was like 6 or 7 paintings in one!

This was eventually made into a puzzle, which makes a lot of sense when you think about it!

It is called Spirit of the North.

Another elaborate piece.  Arianrhod.  Just drawing out he zodiac zoomorphs too most of a week.  A LOT of masking to do here... possibly even more than Spirit of the North

This is Bridget, which was the very first Celtic knotwork piece.  The inspiration came from a photo of an ancient coin that had an image of the face, and some simple swans intertwined with the hair.

I painted this designs on numerous drums... it was perfect for a round surface.

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