Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Gene Wolfe, from 1984

An illustration from 1984, retrieved from my old color slide. This depicts a moment in one of Gene Wolfe's "Book of the New Sun" tales of Severian, the wandering executioner. I was inspired by Italian Renaissance painting as well as Italian hill town architecture. The painting was sold in April 1984 at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee. That was 24 years ago, believe it or not. 

Acrylic watercolor and ink on board, 12" x 18".

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