Thursday, August 14, 2008

Passage

Having accepted your coin, Grey-bearded Charon is ready to take you across the Styx to the Underworld... not in a sailboat, I admit.

Acrylic on dictionary definition of passage on a vintage book cover: Is This Life all there is? 4x6" Click for a closer look.

Unfortunately you can't see this in the scan, but the title flashes in & out of view depending on the angle of the light. (It was stamped in silver but painted over with thin washes of green, blue & black.)

13 comments:

Emily said...

I especially like the birdie! Great colors!

Nicola said...

Deeply, deeply inspiring!

tanaudel said...

Yes, beautiful bird!
The green makes it all very eerie.

Vickie said...

Wow! You have a very unique style. I love it. There is so much to discover in each of your illustrations. I just keep looking and looking.

Isabelle said...

Your work is just amazing!

Angela said...

Wonderful illustration!
Beautifully composed! :)

kathy hare said...

beautiful work, I always love visiting your blog..

Josh (musarter) said...

Really great piece. I am impressed by the detail you put into such a small space.

I also like your music list. If you have not, you should give Morphine's "The Night" a listen.

steve said...

Once again, nothing short of amazing, especially considering the scale of the work. Rich and wonderful!

Rima said...

Hello Leah, happy to stumble here... what great work!
I'm adding you to my links :)
All bests, Rima

johanna said...

i am always awestruck by your immense talent! i love visiting your blog and looking at your beautiful work

eva said...

mystical beutifullness!! i like it a lot.

Koldo said...

Lovely work, as always! I love so much the way you work with collage textures...