“Such were the travelers along the way; but fat abbot, rich esquire, or money-laden usurer came there none.”
Howard Pyle The Adventures of Robin Hood
This is a painting inspired by the conversations I have with my students, when we talk about color as an element of the narrative...how important proper research is. In order to achieve believability, one must bathe themselves in authenticity. Walk through the woods, draw from life. Attend a Renaissance Fair reenactment. Put it all together with a good story and shake it up, take your time, and give attention to the details. This painting was painted on a gessoed 30x40 panel, with a monochromatic underpainting and then build up colors and textures carefully. This painting is for sale, along with prints of the image at: https://www.wimmerswoods.com/prints
Mike Wimmer is Professor of Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA and formerly served as the Distinguished Visiting Artist at the School of Visual Arts in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University. He maintains his studio in Savannah, GA.with his wife Jime. Together they have 4 children and two grandchildren.
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