For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else. And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking in these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him!
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights and Other Stories
Music theme: Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
The process of creating this painting was intuitive. I had only the concept in my head, not the clear vision. I let my subconscious lead the way.
The technique is same as for the other paintings: squeezing the paint on to canvas, smearing it with foil.
Lifting the foil, I saw it! I saw my dragon rushing from the fire.
Can you see ?
I’ve painted the dragon, added some details, eyes (next time I will show you dragon eyes) and that was that.