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Size:
34 x 20 inches 
Medium:
oils on board 
Rights available:
yes 

© Les Edwards 2000, All Rights Reserved

The Gorge

Personal piece.

The idea for this piece came about while I was watching a TV documentary. There was a superb helicopter shot down the length of a mountainous valley with a real sense of vertigo. It suddenly occurred to me that this was exactly where Dracula's castle should be. I originally had the castle jutting out into the middle of the picture, almost in silhouette but I decided that that was too much of a traditional, fantasy book jacket approach and moved the castle to one side. Rather than make the castle too obviously a refuge of the un-dead I kept the gothic aspects to a minimum and placed it in sunlight deliberately keeping my palette subdued. I was hoping that the viewer would gradually focus in on the castle and begin to wonder...

The Gorge

Personal piece. The idea for this piece came about while I was watching a TV documentary. There was a superb helicopter shot down the length of a mountainous valley with a real sense of vertigo. It suddenly occurred to me that this was exactly where Dracula's castle should be. I originally had the castle jutting out into the middle of the picture, almost in silhouette but I decided that that was too much of a traditional, fantasy book jacket approach and moved the castle to one side. Rather than make the castle too obviously a refuge of the un-dead I kept the gothic aspects to a minimum and placed it in sunlight deliberately keeping my palette subdued. I was hoping that the viewer would gradually focus in on the castle and begin to wonder...

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