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.