Easter vacation is coming and I'm hoping to work on some full-scale paintings. In the meantime, I've been working on another study. I've had a sketch in the sketchbook for a while - one of many familiar nursery rhymes that are always rolling around in my mind (my illustration side asserting itself). In this case, those 3 men in a tub have wanted to be in a painting for a while. HOWEVER, I've been wanting to merge the fine art and the illustration a bit more - although it might be a case of me finally accepting the fact that I can't separate the two.
|New study in progress|
One of the books that I kept from those days was a Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art which explains multiple meanings behind different objects and scenarios. The more I thought about it, a more complete tale began to emerge. I'll elaborate more when the final product is underway. See what you can determine from the study...
Three men in a tub
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker,
Turn them out, knaves all three