Sanhill Crane Quartet

Sanhill Crane Quartet
OIl on 18x24 inch canvas

Sunday, November 26, 2017

High Priestess




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The High Priestess was named by my friend, Jamie Morris, because of it's resemblance to the tarot card of the same name. In that card, the High Priestess stands before a body of water regarding her own reflection with apparent indifference. The High Priestess isn't normally portrayed with her reflection, but she does represent the shadow side, the subconscious. She appears when you need to listen to your own inner voice. Egret appears when you are told that by grounding, spiritual and emotional insights will become clearer. You can achieve balance. So in this my own "tarot" card you are asked to find balance between the shadow world and the daylight world by grounding.

I completed this painting with Winsor Newton water mixable oil paints on a 12 x 24 canvas. When complete it was varnished with Gamvar Satin varnish by Gamblin.
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These are the colors I used: Titanium White, Lamp Black, Payne's Gray, Raw Umber, Viridian, Indian Red, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow. I used Liquin Original oil to thin the paint and quicken the drying time.