Nine Ladies Weeping At The Death Of A Phoenix by Mark Sheeky

G214A Nine Ladies Weeping At The Death Of A Phoenix
Oil on panel
Jan to May 2010, Size 556x400 mm

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About this painting
Painted for the 2010 Derbyshire Open competition, this is a second version of this composition. I decided to make the stone ladies larger and add more unity to the colours.

The otherworldy light is pink and green, as nine ladies surround the glowing phoenix that holds their attention. In the sky, the real world calls and reflects the stone circle.