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A John Buscema panel from Thor #200 (Marvel Comics, 1972) inspired this painting. Measuring roughly 2 feet wide by 3 feet high, it comes on unframed canvas. The canvas comes from Fredrix, and it was intended for use as a floor mat. It didn’t make sense to me how a loose piece of canvas on the floor would be good for anything, so I nailed it to the wall for a couple weeks to paint on it.

Unlike the small pastel study from last year of this same panel, it wears a metal bracelet, hinting at the eye in a similar tribute to Jack Kirby. The detailed reflection lines on the metal became the focal point of the painting. This results in a somewhat unbalanced piece, with the viewer’s eyes drawn to such a low center point under the mass of the open hand. It may be worth coming back and adding another visual element to balance it out: a ring or rings on the fingers, or something held in the palm.

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