Friday, October 18, 2013

The Gryphon

The Gryphon, 6 x 8

The theme of this year's upcoming Crane Estate Art Show & Sale (The weekend of November 8th) is "Shifting Perspectives," so that inspired me to paint his Gryphon in the cinematic Dutch angle. The mysterious gryphon, or 'griffin' as Castle Hill refers to it, is half eagle, half lion, and is one of two almost identical statues that flank the back doors of the estate that overlooks the grand allée that runs down to the sea. The mythological creatures were made by artist Paul Manship. This painting is a small canvas so I kept it simple and didn't go into too much detail.

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