Underpainting for The tree of life and death, a kind-of winged beast with a crown of thorns

underpainting for a tree

Oil on canvas, 24 x 24″, Jan 9 2019

Quick covering of the canvas with turps-saturated oil colour just to get rid of the white… in this state a very suggestive shape… cross… crucifixion… androgynous nude body… tree trunk… face… vulva… penis… bird… bat… soul… figure-ground… profiles… path through fields… winged nike of Samothrace… etc., etc.

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