My dove #24/117 is called ...and There Was Peace on Earth Ever Since
Acrylic painting, 9"x 12"
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
I have wanted to do this painting for a long time; I even have a few starts of it. It is inspired by my favorite Finnish artist, Hugo Simberg.When I was a child, we had an old-fashioned Google called an encyclopedia. Under “F” were stories of the Finnish Golden Age artists. I was in awe looking at those pages, so amazing the paintings and prints looked to me (they still do.) I was strangely drawn to a print by Hugo Simberg called The Garden of Death.
Why I was fascinated by this etching, I still cannot explain. There was something silly about skeletons watering weird plants and one of them even smiling at you. I also loved the fine lines the etching was drawn with.