2014 – Day, Dusk and Night at Carnac

This year I visited the prehistoric megaliths at Carnac in Brittany. The Stonehenge of France. The Carnac stones are 4km of parallel stone alignments (along with many other isolated ones scattered around Carnac). Around 3000 stones weighing several tons were erected by a pre-Celtic tribe in the area some 6000 years ago; even before the pyramids were built. No one is sure how or why they were constructed.

Carnac is a very mysterious place. Many stories of fairies, trolls, gnomes, and even stories of Merlin himself originated from the area. In the style of Monet’s waterlilies at the Musee de l’Orangerie (he captured color and light at different times of the day), I painted three megaliths in different light settings.

The background is in acrylic, the rocks themselves are in oil paint to create the thick texture.

Day at Carnac - 2014

Day at Carnac – 2014

Dusk at Carnac - 2014

Dusk at Carnac – 2014

Nighttime at Carnac - 2014

Nighttime at Carnac – 2014

Me at Carnac

Me at Carnac