Thursday, March 14, 2013

And finally...



Puck...with my Fox mask.

I'm still not 100% happy with this one, but I think it's mostly to do with the fact that Puck is such a rich and many layered character, with so many emanations from myth, folklore, pre-christian religions and so forth, that I could spend the rest of my life painting versions of him and still not get it.  He is, for me, also the Green Jack, who is the Green Man, and Herne/Cernunnos, and Robin Goodfellow, and probably Robin Hood, and Pan, and Loki, and many others too.  So not an easy chap to define.  But then, I don't really want to define him...that would diminish him.  I like his mutability, his changeability.  That's how he adapts and survives...even now.  He's still out there, I'm convinced of it.  I certainly hope so.

5 comments:

Raquel Somatra said...

Ooh. Phenomenal.

I love that you're truly tuning into these archetypes as you paint.

Kim said...

I absolutely love him. His face holds so much mischief. The leaves shadowing his eyes are a perfect touch. Did you do this all yesterday? If so, holy cow.

Your work is what I aspire to. I am no where near close yet so I keep coming back to your page. I hope prints of these 3 end up on Etsy because I really want the set.

I just finished a drawing of the Green Man yesterday.(not yet coloured) It's a traditional/ folksy version...nothing like this. I'd love to have the imagination to capture an image/personality the way you do.

Can't wait to see more of your work.

Pseko said...

I like this puck - other versions are too precious - too cute. This puck seems possible.

char said...

I love your artwork! You have such a grand style, beautiful!!

Mo Crow said...

ha I live with a Gemini, the Puck of the Zodiac, loving him's "like holding Mercury" (with a nod to that great old song by Mark Gillespie)

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