Rock Cave II further work …
An exercise in inadequate realism, I fear. Not sure why I am doing this, but it may just be necessary. This may never be something I hang on my wall, though perhaps others may enjoy it more. I want more drama, more mystery, more something beyond the reality. So even if I manage to capture the scene well, it will never achieve what I really care about in my art.
Yet I may grow fond of these solid but soft rock pillows.
I do have great interest in the subject matter: I have drawn several rock caves since a tiny copy of photo captured my attention several weeks ago! But I am not sure this version can evoke the magic fantasy that draws me to the cave… The light & dark magic are important, I do know that!
I don’t have any information about the original inspirational photo at left, but I wonder if this is West Kennet Long Barrow, Wiltshire, UK.