Hadal Borealis

20" X 20" Oil on canvas

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$860

Hadal Borealis was inspired by deep sea imagery and bioluminescent organisms. The painting uses chiaroscuro to define the stark contrast between the nautilus and the abyssal backdrop. Illuminated fungi imitate bioluminescent creatures found in the ocean's deep.

Similar to Carnivora Floret and Bloom & Decay. This piece is an addition to the continued exploration of animal and plant juxtaposition displayed on top of a dark background.

The painting uses classic oil painting techniques including an initial sketch transfer, an imprimatura layer, followed by a dead layer, multiple color washes, and final highlights and shadows.