I started on a new piece today, the Twins. I’m pretty excited to get started on more of the series of cards, and getting deeper into understanding the imagery contained in them. This one is particularly alchemical, using an image that’s found repeatedly in early alchemical illustrations, with the condensation of the distillation falling from the sun, which is a symbol for alchemical gold, or the fifth element.
I’m planning on doing the image of the sun as a circle with a point within it, but probably in gold leaf over a gesso surface. This is straight out of Pythagoras’ view of the universe expressed in numbers.
You’ll notice that this is the panel I’d started working for the painting of the pregnant lady. She has become the victim of prioritization, I fear. I really enjoy the tarot card project and I want to finish it sooner rather than later, so I decided to keep moving with the project rather than getting sidetracked.