|Ophelia's Dream - artwork by Christina Lank|
40 x 60 cm acrylic on masonite board
|condensed flowers in the background, including a dragonfly!|
I painted this overgrowth once, then again, and then again, each time adding more and more highlights, and increasingly darker shadows....
|Lily flowers and lily pads down on the lower part of the painting|
|Ophelia's face in the water...|
|itsy bitsy dragonfly on Ophelia's hip|
|Ophelia's Dream painting in full - so you may take in the details all together!|
Ophelia was a painting I had wanted to do for many months, though the original image in my head was a hundred times different! From purples, to reds, to greens and yellows, to deep blues and pinks, its taken a journey from thought to reality.
The imagery of a woman falling to her death from a willow tree, lost her mind crazy, but the character herself in the original play always had to be an innocent factor. One I thought would transmit into peacefulness once she was released from real life, into the unknown of death.
I hope you like my new painting!
If you happen to be in Sweden, you can come see it, and all my other paintings this September in Malmö at Martin's Color + Gallery!
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