Prometheus As A Turkey Being Eaten By A Peacock by Mark Sheeky

G272A Prometheus As A Turkey Being Eaten By A Peacock
Oil on acrylic plastic
Jul 2011 to Mar 2012, Size 450x332mm

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About this painting
This painting was inspired by the painting "Holly" by artist Louis Smith, a finalist in the B.P. Portrait Award competition in 2011. His masterly artwork was about a female Prometheus.

When I saw it I couldn't help but think that the woman in the painting was an oven ready turkey, a fleshy morsel laid down at the whim of the artist peacock. That image seemed so clear and felt so right and funny to me that I had to paint it.

Fragments of hair play about the turkey-like object, reflecting the hair on the original model. The rose is love, of a sort. There are lots of tiny micro-doodles in the foliage.

Prometheus As A Turkey Being Eaten By A Peacock
Price: 1160.00
Original for sale. Email sales@marksheeky.com to enquire.