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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

GLEN VAUDREY: An unsettling revelation

Late last year I started to paint The Book of Revelations as a way to pass those cold winter evenings but it wasn’t long before I had to put the paint brushes down as I started to write my next book Sea Serpent Carcasses Vol.1 Scotland ( due out this summer in case your interested).

Back to the paintings, it was about a month ago when I happened to find the concept painting for the Revelations series and on taking a photo of it for my records I was rather surprised with the picture, actually I was somewhat shocked by the photo, it looked like the painting had come alive which considering the subject matter was a little unnerving.

Taking further photos of it I eventually managed to get a picture that actually looked like the painting in front of me.

But the question has to be is the painting haunted or is it just some very bad camera work?


Dale Drinnon said...

Back on the subject of Sea Serpent carcasses, do you have any information on a carcass found at the Prestwick Airport (near Troon) in 1944? My informant swears up and down it was the real deal.

Naomi said...

In the Ebay listing of the painting, is there only one shot of the painting that is different from how it naturally looks? I'm just wondering if there is anything worth noting in the two close-up shots, which are of different scenes.