Sunday, June 13, 2010

Domes of Fire

My fantasy city extravaganza, "Domes of Fire," was completed in 1998, a commission from some friends. It is a big acrylic on heavy Masonite, and took me months to do. It's from a book by David Eddings, "Domes of Fire." In this scene, the Queen, accompanied by her knightly husband and their court, arrive at a fabulous Far Eastern city where every building, most of them domed, is covered with iridescent mosaic. The Queen is in the carriage. This is an excerpt from the larger complete picture, newly re-scanned from the 8" x 10" color transparency by Digipixart.

I would do this picture very differently nowadays, giving the Queen a starring role and making the buildings bigger rather than filling the space with hundreds of tiny architectural bits. But the DEEE-TAILS are what they paid me for.

"Domes of Fire" is acrylic on Masonite, 20" x 30", summer 1998.

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