Hope everyone had a lovely Valentines day~ I threw this piece together yesterday evening and a finished it off this morning. I'm a little bit excited about how this turned out because it illustrates some sort of epiphany I had.... I've never successfully painted much other than collage/psychedelic/surreal work and landscapes. There's actual subject matter here~!
So I had a lovely Valentines day... a lovely past week or so, actually. As a result, I think I gained a little more clarity while painting...
"Abysmal Glimpse", 16"x20", acrylics on canvas.
Initially, I'd considered just painting a pair of jellyfish But then an idea struck me ... for how far down in the ocean they live, I like to imagine their surprise upon finding a snow globe (likely on the verge of bursting under pressure). The scene depicted in the globe is foreign to them, but it offers a glimpse into another world, essentially. I also wanted to sort of personify the creatures by having them interact with the glass...stroking and halting it as it sinks. Just an idea~~~~