Blue Firmament (Retouch)

Another  Retouched painting…or a retouched, diptych, I should say.  The painting on the left came first, and this is where the nutty, heaven-based composition came from.  The original Ukiyo-e featured a maiden on one cloud and a bearded samurai eying her from another.  When I had finished, I was struck by how rococo the whole thing was, and almost immediately knew I had to do another painting to balance it. I will hang this up at Cherrywood Coffeehouse, tomorrow.  The show there is up until the 26th of February.