Fires of Alchemy
I started with a very clear idea of how I wanted this surreal painting to look and it came out quite differently. I wanted dark cloudy background and accomplished that with clouds that might signify a coming storm or just be frosted by moonlight. In the foreground I wanted a large triangular shape of fiery color, but as I went along, I had the idea of incorporating the four stages of the Great Work in alchemy: Nigredo (Black), Albedo (Whtening), Citrinitas (Yellowing), and Rubedo (Reddening). I also made three "Fires" on account of the importance of threes in alchemy (for example, Salt, Sulfur, and Mercury being the three aspects of matter). I very much enjoyed making this painting, and I am pleased with the result, but I most likely will not be doing more that have such a great use of fine lines.
The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back. The original acrylic painting is 18 x 24"/46 x 61cm on a cradled wood panel with a 1.5" profile, ready to hang (no frame is necessary, but you can still frame it if you want in a "floater" frame or any frame with a 1.5" "rabbet").