This painting serves the purpose of telling a story, leading the viewer into a perilous scene. The illustration captures a moment in time, and yet is meant to give the illusion of action and movement.
My painting was created in Adobe Photoshop. Using the mixer brush I can replicate the effect of oil painting. The edges of each brush stroke blend together and create the illusion of wet on wet paint. Photographs were taken for reference and a lot of imagination was used too!