I want to write, but MUST HAVE SLEEP.
The following image is a photo of the original titled, WATER SERPENTS II painted by Gustav Klimt. His was painted around 1904-07.
The trouble with my attempt to honor Klimt’s painting was not knowing when and where to stop. His work is so highly decorative and huge that I began, as usual, to get lost in the details of his painting. For example, there was the flower motif that seemed to morph into a seaweed motif. And then there was an attempt of trying to capture the expressionistic view that was really there in Klimt’s original.
I really would like to soften my copy of his work, but for now…
While studying his originals, I became convinced that he had a knack for pulling the viewer into the reality of life. The fact that there is a one to one ratio in life… you live and you die… in this world anyway. A casual look at his art shows beauty, but there is a nagging truth that there is another side, in other words things are not always as they seem. If you look close enough at most of Klimt’s paintings, the portraits are really haunting. I love this clever technique in his work.