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Month of Love

Though I did not do all the challenges of the Month of Love tumblr blog, I did do two.  I tried to come up with good ideas for the other two challenges, but for whatever reason, it just didn't work out.  So here are the two that I did complete.

The first piece I painted was for the Second week, the challenge being: Language of Love.  I thought it was an interesting idea to convey the ways animals show love to their owners.  This image came to mind.  Though we have never had a mouse problem, our cat has on occasion displayed a waterbug or two it has killed.  I was able to piece together a couple reference photos I took of our cat for this piece, so it worked as a nice portrait of Mim.  I painted this all in one sitting, something I haven't done in quite some time.

A Present, 7" x 10", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2016. 

The second piece I painted was for the Third week, the challenge being: Weapons.  I was really having trouble coming up with a good idea for this one.  My wife came up with the idea of the story of Medea, a sorceress who fell in love with Jason, of Argonauts fame.  He had children with her and lived with her for 10 years, then left her for a young princess of Circe.  In a fit of rage, Medea killed two of her children and sent a cursed gown, poisoning the princess and her father who tried to save her.  I wanted to show her with balls of flames for eyes and in the midst of stabbing her son.  The broken column in the background is meant to symbolize her broken bond to Jason. 
Medea, 7"x 9.5", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2016.

Both these paintings are available for purchase, if interested please email me at owweberillustration@gmail.com

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