Thursday, May 21, 2009

Playing With Fire

"Playing With Fire" From the “Black Butterfly: The Muse” series.

Charcoal on mylar film, in vintage c. 1924 frame, with bubble type glass. 18×12” overall, framed. Completed in two sessions.

Luna moth.

Candle from my own reference photo.

I'm still exploring the idea of how the muse can have negative effects on the personality. Here, the moth may be consumed by the irresistible flame of it's "muse."


FaernsNest said...

Yes, I appreciate the methods that you used in drawing "The French Girl". I also love your work!

Alice McMahon White said...

Thank you! xx

Morgaine said...

wonderful! love this.