Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Great Squid Hunt

I worked on this painting last night, and painted it entirely this morning. It came together so quickly. It was originally going to be something quite different, several months ago, but it wouldn't emerge in that form. So here it is - The Great Squid Hunt. The orange accents are nowhere near so sudden in the original - the camera seems to love orange even more than I do, and magnifies it.

3 comments:

DebD said...

I love this painting. What great fun all the characters seem to be having.

alex m said...

A stunning combination of reality and fantasy. I can sense the moment when the kite-flyer notices the shape of the kite and the rest of the world shifts to accommodate that brief instant where imagination overshadows reality and all our dreams are manifest.

Steve Emery said...

Thanks, Debd and Alex. The original is 19 x 19 and tough to catch in a photo because the camera oversimplifies and blue shifts everything. I wonder if this version makes the squid hunt (and the hunters) clear enough... They're easy to see in the original.