This is an oil painting of a dark haired, seated male nude against an indigo blue background.
The painting depicts Achilles. In greek mythology, Achilles was a famous hero in the war against Troy (as described in Homer's Iliad). When he was a baby his mother, the nymph Thetis, dipped him in the river Styx to make him invulnerable. While doing so, she held him by his heel so he would not drown in the water. Unfortunately because his heel did not come into contact with the water it was the only part of his body where he could be mortally wounded. I painted Achilles with his weakness exposed, against a background of blues, signifying the water that was supposed to save him.
This oil painting is a handmade, unique artwork, signed at the back. It is painted on linen, using artist grade oil paints, media and varnish. The painting is composed of several overlapping layers that work together to create a three-dimensional effect. You can find more detailed information on my painting method including a few examples of successive paint layers of a painting in the 'Me at work' section of this website.
The artwork will be shipped in a sturdy cardboard box, secured and wrapped in special laminated bubble wrap to ensure the safety of the painting during transport. Shipping is provided by DPD (Europe, 2-5 days) or PostNL (NL, US, Canada, Australia). For NL, PostNL usually delivers the next day after shipping. Outside the EU, the shipping time depends on the time it takes for the package to go through customs.
The shipment is insured and can be tracked, your signature is requested upon delivery.
oil paint on gesso on linen, varnished