25 April 2008

The Gothic Hare

I finished this image this evening so I thought I would share it with you. I have added a link to this post to http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrRabbits.html. They can explain the sybmolism, mythology and folklore associated with the beautiful hare. Visit this wonderful website has there are some interesting interpretations on the theme of the hare.

One interpretation by Carl Jung (Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious) in his theory the "hare" symbolises the archetype (universal images) of the "mother". A Cornish (my part of the world) superstition says a young girl who dies after being abandoned by her lover will turn into a white hare in order to pursue her faithless love. The hare is associated with the cycle of life, birth, time and ultimately death. My interpretation is to do with expectations (no pun intended) birth and fertility. I hope you like it.

22 April 2008

Under the Purple Sky

I thought I would share this image with you, I finished it today! I spent a lot of time over the weekend looking at the Surrealist movement. Half way through this image, I nearly deleted it, as I wasn't sure of where I was going with it. I decided to persevere....

20 April 2008

Surrealism - Inspiration

I'm not going to say much here; for those of you interested in Surrealism - take a look at these wonderful and inspirational paintings. The first image is by Paul Delvaux - The Crucifixion (1952). The middle paintings are by Dorothea Tanning, The Birthday (1942). The second image by Dorothea Tanning is Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1943). The fourth painting is by Leonora Carrington, The Inn of the Dawn Horse - Self Portrait (1936/7).