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Passage: The Red Step by Michael Whelan

Passage: The Red Step by Michael Whelan

PASSAGE: THE REDSTEP (1988) by Michael Whelan
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Acrylic on Canvas - 44" X 33"
I was probably clinically depressed when I painted this, because I was experiencing my first artistic block. I had been working non-stop as a professional illustrator for almost 15 years and until then I had never been without an idea for how to tackle an assignment. I came to realize that I had to use my art, and particularly my own ideas, as a way to climb out of the mood I was in; then I could go back to the assignment.
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This was the second Whelan print I ever framed and hung on my wall.  It's right behind me now (sitting right next to The Long Road, which I showed earlier).  There are a variety of reasons why I like this - but I loved finding out Whelan's reasons for painting it.  It didn't change my own feelings on it, but I always love the artist's perspective.  They are the creator after all.  He seems generous enough to let the viewers take what they will. :)

Passage: The Avatar by Michael Whelan

Passage: The Avatar by Michael Whelan

Lumen 9 by Michael Whelan

Lumen 9 by Michael Whelan