Valhalla – New Painting on Canvas

Like my paintings on metal, "Valhalla" goes through shifts and changes in color and imagery under differing lighting scenarios.

12/27/11 – This morning I wrapped up my latest large canvas original painting “VALHALLA”. Measuring 48″ x 36″, Vahalla is created in jade greens that shift to blue over flash metallic pearls and features my newest model Brandy Beavers.

VALHALLA art nude by A.D. Cook

Valhalla – 48” x 36” (121.92 cm x 91.44 cm) – Acrylic on specially-prepared pearlized canvas

What kind of a dream is it,’ said Óðinn,
in which just before daybreak,
I thought I cleared Valhǫll,
for coming of slain men?

I waked the Einherjar,
bade valkyries rise up,
to strew the bench,
and scour the beakers,
wine to carry,
as for a king’s coming,
here to me, I expect
heroes’ coming from the world,
certain great ones,
so glad is my heart.
~ Anonymous

I finished off my 2011 creative year in the studio with a special painting featuring Las Vegas celebrity Brandy Beavers, created back-to-back as a follow up to Avalon. Valhalla is painted in a beautiful blue-green combination that glistens and changes throughout the day and from different perspectives. Approach her from the right and she is green on a gold background. View her from the left and she turns a darker blue on a silver background.

Model Brandy Beavers and artist A.D. Cook with Valhalla painting

Brandy and A.D. toast Valhalla. Cheers!

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