Thursday, July 28, 2011

All Hail

"All Hail (Guardians of Metal)"
11 x 14 inches
acrylic on birch panel

Here's my newest finished painting, which will be in a show this October!
It's a salute to the music I love; Metal.

The birds are called grackles and are related to crows and ravens. I chose them because of their beautiful iridescent plumage, long tail feathers, and their ability to look MEAN. I mean really, for birds, they really have the whole Death Metal Grimace down.

The flower I chose for this piece was pussy willows; it's a lame name I know, but in Victorian flower language they stand for "freedom". And if you know anything about Satanism, you know that it's all about freedom. For many, myself included, Metal and Satan both stand for Freedom.

And I'm psyched about how the pentagram turned out. I hope to have it tattooed on me someday soon. The birds and willows actually form the shape of an inverted pentagram again, if you look closely.

So yeah, very happy with the way this turned out. It's very shiny and even though it's acrylic, it looks very much like oils.
More info to come on the gallery and show it will be available at this October.

Here's the progress shots again:

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