Windmill by megaflow

Windmill

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Added: Nov 11, 2002
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A brave knight faces an undefeatable foe... or does he?

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Guest's picture

your picture is cool can you do more pictures and are sea monsters real 82.000.000 million years ago

Guest's picture

yggggggsukrutgugteuytwytt

megaflow's picture

That's a fine question. The reason is that I thought the guy on horseback just _might_ be a Don Quixote-type hero. This might be in his imagination. Or not!

Guest's picture

Curious - why have you titled this painting "windmill"?

megaflow's picture

Thanks! I've always had a soft spot in my heart for this one. Smile

Guest's picture

awsome art

megaflow's picture

I'm glad you asked, Jurek! The title was actually my wife's idea. The thought I had was that maybe the monster isn't real, and the little knight is fighting against his own demons instead - like Don Quixote. He fought windmills which he believed were giants... So maybe (just maybe), this is another "windmill" of the mind.
(Or not, in which case he's in a lot of trouble!)

juma's picture

ok. great one. the monster seems so big, the waves are great etc. but tell me one thing: what about the name windmill?!

megaflow's picture

It's like you're reading my mind man. That's spooky.

Guest's picture

that thing is gonna kill..mmmm...about half the people when the world ends. along with the chupacabra. a UFO is gonna crash in albequerque and they're all gonna scamper throughout the U.S. from there. and the other thing thats gonna kill a bunch of people is the aliens that survived in the UFO crash. thats right i said it

megaflow's picture

What a very nice comment, simon - thanks! I wish I could define for myself why this particular composition worked to make the little knight look so heroic yet vulnerable,without decending into parody, and also how the particular colors in this one ended up working so well (beyond simple "color theory", which is no more than a starting point)... ah well, art is indeed a mystery!

Guest's picture

Well, seeing there's no new art being posted at the moment, I've been looking back through the galleries and I saw this one. Now, all your work is excellent, but this is one of the best fantasy paintings I've ever seen. I'm not sure what makes it so, because the elements are pretty standard, but I think that's an attribute of all good art - it defies analysis and just "feels" right.

megaflow's picture

Thanks - I thought that would be fun for my "studio" article in Epitome. This is the size I usually paint in - about 16 x 20 inches (about 40 x 51 cm).

megaflow's picture

Thanks - I love DOING oils! Sadly, I hardly ever have the time lately - most jobs are on such a tight deadline I can't really use them. *sigh* -- by the way, this piece will be the cover for an upcoming issue of the "Deep Magic" PDF web 'zine! (I think they'll be running a small interview of me there too).

harding's picture

I really like the way you use oils. Very, very impressive! That tiny little guy does'nt seem to have a chance!lol Great piece Patrick!

megaflow's picture

He's creepy, but filled with protien and omega-3 fatty acids, a great part of a healthy diet.

Guest's picture

great! that's definately the creepiest fish i've ever seen Tongue

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Guest - so are you!

Guest's picture

Awsome!

megaflow's picture

He does look pretty hungry - I think I'd be heading for the inland areas right about now if I were that guy... ! Thanks and I hope to see more of your work soon, too!

k-t-roo's picture

i wouldnt like that thing to suddenly come out of the water in front of me! great pic, lovely detail in it. keep up the great work!!

megaflow's picture

Very nice of you to comment so effusively, Kay... You hit on many of the reasons I'm somewhat proud of this one. A thousand thanks!

Guest's picture

Oh Patrick I can't believe I didn't comment on this before. I have visited it so many times. Your depth of color and clarity in this work as well as the motion and action has always floored and inspired me.

megaflow's picture

Wonderful to hear you say so, James. Hope your arse is OK after the bruising... Wink I'm glad you like my "favorite"!

somerset's picture

I was all set to go through the motions with this one, Patrick! well! for once I've been knocked on my arse! wonderful dramatic stuff! and your colour work is enviable! very! oh yes very well done!

megaflow's picture

Narges! I haven't heard from you in so long - thank you for your nice comment. I hope you are well. Come by any time!

your-welcome's picture

Patrick,your work is VERY NICE.
Be successful.

megaflow's picture

It's the little things that make art worth doing, isn't it? Smile Thanks for stopping by!

Guest's picture

lol, the drool. I love the drool pouring out of his mouth.

Just wanted to say thankyou for sort of caring about me and my art. it really suprised me. It seems like sort of an imature thing for me to attack your gallery and post a comment on everything so I won't but just know that i'm thankful. XD

megaflow's picture

Thank you right back! I'm glad you like it -- Laughing out loud

Art at its best.