Pool of Tears : Studio Images

This painting is 28"x16". This is another in the series Wasp in a Wig: Paintings Inspired by the Writings of Lewis Carroll. Excerpt from Chapter II: `I wish I hadn't cried so much!' said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. `I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That WILL be a queer thing, to be sure! However, everything is queer to-day.'

 Painting sketch.

Painting sketch.

 Blocking in color. 

Blocking in color. 

 Defining the birds and some values. 

Defining the birds and some values. 

 Starting the purple rocks. 

Starting the purple rocks. 

 More rocks and water. 

More rocks and water. 

 Something seems to be missing. 

Something seems to be missing. 

 The Cheshire added a nice touch to the narrative. 

The Cheshire added a nice touch to the narrative. 

 Working from the photos I took at the Field Museum of Chicago. 

Working from the photos I took at the Field Museum of Chicago. 

 Detail of face. 

Detail of face. 

 Detail of Cheshire. 

Detail of Cheshire. 

 Detail of hand. 

Detail of hand. 

 The finished painting. 

The finished painting.