Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Past Projects 1

This is the first piece I did this fall. A cover for The Scarlet Letter, o' course. Not the most lively story, mind you. So I found it difficult to get a really exciting moment to illustrate. The climactic end speech really wouldn't do. Spoilers on the cover? Taboo, good sir! 

Thankfully the very first scene in the book does much the same thing, setting poor Hester on a pedestal in the middle of the town square amidst angry lookers-on. I wanted an epic-ness to this tale of hidden sin and evil deeds. Puritans really resist being made epic, though. 

It's about 24"x32", oil on canvas board.

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