Fiona, a princess, cast out of her kingdom to live in the solitude of the forest. Aren’t we all Kings and Queens forgetting where we’ve come from? This painting is about how nature supports us. It is also about the feeling of curling up and being embraced by a cradle of tree roots.
This is an oil painting on Plexiglas. The glass was finely sanded and spray gessoed. The image was sketched out. The gold leaf applied to the negative space. The image was created using a reference photo I took of the model, Fiona. The painting was built up slowly through layers of transparent paint. More gold leaf was applied. Then a final varnish.