|Let me take another look ...
I have done most of the essential housekeeping jobs.
Overall things look a little dark but at the moment and
that is a plus for me since the drama and ease of creating things from a dark
background is much easier and enjoyable than working from too much light backwards.
I like the juxtaposition of tiger and sheep
(above). The alert tiger gives the painting an element of the exotic and
the dangerous that goes well with Alexander (the dark prince). The sheep
and shepherd are also a reminder of ownership, territory and the basic needs
of kings as well as a common men.
This painting to this stage is rather masculine
and probably lacks any feminine counterpoint (the story of my life)? The ladder
also needs a little strengthening ... and let me try a frame as I need
to match the yellows and reds and get some idea of the finished article.
The canvas is 52" by 52"