Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Barsoom Landscape

An Impressionist on Barsoom. It's been the best part of half a century since I first read A Princess of Mars, but with the movie version just out, I thought I'd paint a scene from the book. This is a caravan of the green men of Barsoom crossing one of the moss covered long vanished sea bottoms with an old shore line in the distance. The details are best left to the vagueness of imagination, but I sought to try to capture a little hint of something spacious and alien in this painting. This, I hope is not Utah.

18x24" 45x60cm acrylic on hardboard

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