Sunday, February 20, 2011

POPPINS: The Carousel

Here is art easily overlooked in MARY POPPINS, the beautiful backgrounds in the carousel scene.

The first image is the carousel set piece, with the first glimpse of the lush greenery paintings. Incredible!

The middle image is a nearly complete digital recreation. I couldn't quite complete it it as the carousel horse head never completely leaves the lower center. I don't usually show incomplete artwork here, but I made an exception in this case because it was so close to complete, and the painting is so incredibly rich.

The third image is (I think) a masterpiece of background painting. The use of color, light and texture are all dazzling.

Don't forget you can click on the images to see a larger version.