Vengeance in Ice

©1997 by Charles Keegan


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This painting was originally created to accompany an as-yet-unpublished book by Ferrell Snow but instead saw publication with Die Drachenfestung by Jane Welch, produced by the German publishing house Droemer Knaur in December 1998

Vengeance in Ice was accepted into Spectrum 5: the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Underwood Books, 1998).

Vengeance in Ice (oil on canvas, 28" x 36") was a labor of love inspired by an unpublished novel by Ferrell Snow.  It conveys a past, present and future.   I had been working on the sketches for a while when I awoke one morning and just for a fleeting flash of a moment saw the shape of the horse and rider.  I immediately sketched it out.  I continued sketching other concepts to talk myself out of this one, but found it unbeatable. 

I didn't want stark lighting - I wanted soft light from the blue dome of the sky for a far north feel.  The lighting is so subtle it took two months to paint.  In a painting like this, it's as crutial what to leave out as what to put in. 


Vengeance in Ice - small
image size: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
on 8 1/2" x 11"

Vengeance in Ice - large
image size: 10 1/4" x 13"
on 11 3/4" x 16 1/2"

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