"Highly decorated in his old age, Nick preferred most a walk with his old friends the crows." Merry Christmas everyone!
"Old St. Nick" - Craig Maher - Pencil and Oil on Gessoed Board
Month of Fear 2016 was a blast as usual. These are my five pieces done in pencil on gessoed board with digital color.
"Moth Kingdom", 18 by 18 inches, oil on board. Really enjoyed starting this at a painting retreat in the Berkshires.
Aeracura is a Celtic goddess, stolen away to the underworld. She escaped but while there was tempted by her favorite fruit - the pomegranate. Having eaten only six seeds of the fruit in the underworld she was forever cursed to spend six months of the year there. In Fall she goes down but in Spring always rises again.
For The Fantasy Illustration Library title Gods and Goddesses Vol. 2.
This digital sketch got a little out of hand.
Craig Maher “Yellow” 9 by 12 inches. Pencil, digital.
For the “Fantasy” challenge. Month of Love 2016.
“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
9 by 12 inches. Pencil, digital.
For the “Weapons” challenge. Month of Love 2016.
“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin