Piasa (work in progress)

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A few days ago I posted a work in progress shot of a painting of one of the Mississippi’s legendary monsters, The Piasa bird. (Another Saint Louis legend is the persistent tales of a giant monster catfish that can swallow a man whole… then there is the whole “Wild Man of the Ozarks” thing; perhaps I’ll have a series of paintings).

Here is a photo of it a little further along. I may have turned a good corner on this one; it now has a sort of strange “Rousseau” quality to it that I am starting to like.

Sorry about the color tint of the picture; the red and green are much more vivid in the original.

2 Comments on “Piasa (work in progress)”

  1. Trey says:

    Cool. I'd love to see a whole series of legendary monsters.

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