An oil painting of a seated male nude looking at his reflection, against a green background.
This painting depicts Narcissus, a beautiful young man who is forever lost in his own reflection. There are several versions of the myth of Narcissus but they all have the same ending: he falls madly in love with his own reflection as punishment for the heartache he has caused to others.
In my painting, Narcissus is set against an abstracted green background, symbolizing the foliage and the bushes around the reflective pool. For the fateful pool I have chosen dark, shiny black.
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