The initial drawing for this long, vertical painting was based on a carved wood panel executed in the year 1132 for the doors of Saint Sabina, in Rome. I was excited by how the eye of the viewer is directed within the composition. There are lines of motion and countering diagonals, indicated from the outstretched arms of Elisha to the chariot moving the eye upwards within the tall narrow frame.
Using the essential forms from my drawing, I developed gradations of colors using a pointillistic technique with multiple dots of carefully placed color. The result shows a brilliant range of colors.
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