What's the Painting "In a Dark Wood" About?


SPOILER ALERT: Don't watch this if you'd rather not know exactly what this painting is about. 

What is the painting "In a Dark Wood" about?

Another video dedicated to talking about your art on video. You can learn more about this topic in my interview with Marcus Sheridan at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode58.

About "In a Dark Wood"

It’s also about how these situations are often represented as scapegoats rather than talking openly about the male’s responsibility for the mess, too. We hear a lot about how Guenevere broke up the bromance between Arthur and Sir Lancelot.

We hear about Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships, but not so much about Agamemnon, who was looking for any excuse to invade.

Not even taking into account the fact that neither Guenevere nor Helen had a say in their fate — which is really the most significant element of the circumstances of these women, it takes two to tango, as my mom would say. 

Fun side note, my model and I had a great time at a ranch in Wisconsin doing a photo shoot for this one. The horse on the left is Maggie and the big one on the right is Nick. They behaved with the utmost professionalism.

Many thanks to Jay and Wild West Campground & Corral in Amherst Wisconsin for opening their stables to us and throwing a cookout in our honor. It’s a fantastic place and I encourage those visiting Central Wisconsin to check it out.

Advice to my friends out there who’d like to do their own photoshoots: Go for it. I realize I’ve been lucky, but I have yet to be turned down when calling an establishment and saying, “This might sound crazy, but I’m a painter, and I’d like to do a photo shoot.”

Let me know how it goes.