"Traveling the River Styx While Calling Out the Names" Original Painting by Jacquline Hurlbert
"Traveling the River Styx While Calling Out the Names"
This is one of my original acrylic paintings on canvas. It's ready to hang by the attached picture wire on the back. The dimensions are: 30" H x 40" W x 2" D.
The River Styx has a plethora of symbolic meanings in Greek mythology. One story has us believing it had magical properties and could make a person invulnerable.....boat ride anyone?
Each of my paintings is a collection of under paintings. I build up layers of paint and texture before I introduce a figure. This provides a rich backdrop for the image to live on. It also helps me to mentally prepare for the story I'm about to tell.
I use symbolism to communicate my thoughts and ideas. The symbols I use create a pictorial language that I share with my audience. Each piece is a unique expression of my response to my inner world and the world around me.