"Oh That We Could Shed Our Skin and Begin Again"

Beverly Adams's avatar Beverly Adams

(Work in progress). I envied the snake you see. That it could wriggle out of its skin and continue on its way all shiny and beautiful in its newness. Leaving the old behind. As a woman of a certain age who can see the wrinkles setting in, I envied that ability. That's where the painting began, with the discovery of a snakeskin on the gravel road at the end of our driveway. This is an oil painting, a contemporary veritas in a classical style, trompe L'oil, or fool the eye that is ultimately about renewal and rebirth.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3/4
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 16 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 16 inches