Perelandra

  The name of this piece comes from the C.S. Lewis novel by the same name. This an 24″x30″ canvas done with oil washes. A new technique for me.  Originally, this was going to be sort of a faerie land with Eve having big butterfly wings, but that wasn’t working. So, it got  cancelled in the preliminary sketch. It was at that point that I remembered the scripture that says a woman’s covering is her hair and that it is also her glory. I had it in mind to make the branch holding the fruit look like a hand. Which I kept in the composition. When I began to add in the serpent, I got the idea to “morph” him into a vine and then into the tree. So that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, actually took on the personna of Satan.  If you look closely at the upper middle left you may notice a pair of eyes peering down at the Mother of the Living.

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6 comments

  1. abba · January 13, 2010

    Great series of pictures; not for the fainthearted. I hope you continue to turn these out.

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  3. Aaron Hill · June 14, 2016

    Is there any way that I could purchase this piece of art? Or a version of it?

    • Jeremiah · June 14, 2016

      Yes the original is quite pricey but I’m willing to part with it. However I have prints for sale as well.

  4. lutronhill · June 14, 2016

    Would it be possible to purchase this art or a version of it? And/or would you be willing to create a piece for me based on a passage later in Lewis’ book Perelandra? Specifically from the next to last chapter when Tor says to Ransom, “in that world things always fall below justice. But Maleldil always goes above it. All is gift.”

    • Jeremiah · June 14, 2016

      Yes I have prints for sale. The original is quite pricey I’m willing to part with it. I do painting on commission. my email address is jeremiah.rcv@gmail.com please feel free to contact me and we can discuss it.

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