Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mordred ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.

Mordred is the result of the unknowingly incestuous union of KingArthur and his half-sister Morgause. A prophecy warns Arthur that a child born on May Day will be the cause of his death and the fall of his kingdom, so all the children of nobles born in May, including Mordred, are collected and sent on an old boat out to sea. The boat is wrecked but Mordred survives. He later becomes one of Arthur's Knights but while Arthur is away tries to seize Guinevere. Arthur returns and kills Mordred, but not before he has dealt Arthur a wound that eventually causes his death.



Theresa Bayer said...

more fabulous grays, and the windblown hair texture looks just right

Erika Nelson said...

Isn't it a powerful piece Theresa? The complexion appears to feel warm to the touch, excellent as always Mark!

Mark said...

Thank you ladies!