It is a departure from my portrait series and builds on the style I am developing, most obvious in my painting from earlier this year, "Metamorphosis". (See "Metamorphosis" and earlier paintings in this post)
I previewed the original sketch and what the hieroglyphs mean in a post last month. Not all my sketches become paintings but I very strongly got that this one was to be so.
|Detail of the hieroglyphs|
The glazing effect of the glyphs does not come off well in the photo, but in the painting it is spectacular.
The piece is acrylic on canvas and is 120cm x 153cm.