This is the fifth painting in the strange-fiction steampunk art series “Airships and Tentacles” wherein the works of, concepts of, and influences from Jules Verne and H.P. Lovecraft intermingle.
This one leans a lot more toward my old surreal style, with some elements of older paintings hidden within the sands, such as a sand-storm buried nautilus, and strange shells woven into the stone. The somewhat serene piece is offset and accented by a very active lightning field in the distant background – cages on chains float like balloons on the horizon, a strange sphynx guards the pass, and shadows become starry skies. There are many more hidden details within this piece, and I only outlined the more obvious ones – as with all my paintings, this is an image you can revisit many times of many days to find new and equally strange things within.
These are printed in Epson Ultra Chrome k3 archival inks on high-quality heavyweight metallic paper, coated with a UV resistant protective varnish, with an archival-rating at about 200+ years.