Here is my newest painting. Another in the Paradise Lost theme. Alas, I have too many ideas in my head and am too slow a painter. From a vintage copy of Utopia I decided on this composition instead. I wanted to use this old Victorian copy of Paradise Lost I had found along with the earlier 19th century copy I had. I have experimented here with two light sources, one from above and one from a lone candle. As with the first Paradise Lost I did a few months back this one has a great deal of meaning for me. Concentrating more on the choices we make in life rather on the choices all ready made for us. I look forward to more on this theme but for now I am back to my "Ladies in Waiting " series with a slew of Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco bottles I have found over the past year. Also in the sketch phase are works for another series on Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Happy Painting to all!