Happy Friday everyone. I’m having a lot of fun painting this picture. I painted the sky first, and will let it dry and will bring in some color later on, I then painted the fire trail, but left the alter and burning sacrifice behind the figure as I wanted to jump in and paint the figure, which is why that area is gray for now.

I’ve still got a long ways to go, and I can see the finished painting in my imagination, with the large crowds and all the prophets of Baal. I’ve got a lot of water and reflections to add to the foreground, which will be a lot of fun to paint, and will go out and brave the cold over the next few weeks to get the correct reflections of the water for reference. The holiday’s have turned what should be a 10 day painting into a month, but oh well!


About the Author Kyle

Kyle Douglas Henry (born 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an american illustrator. He works in a realistic manner, usually in oils, in the tradition of the illustrators of the early 20th century. His work is characterized by strong, dramatic lighting and mood and visual story telling. Henry studied art at Pensacola Christian College under Brian Jekel, receiving a BS in Commercial Art in 1998. It was while in college, he worked as an illustrator for A Beka Book. Henry has completed illustrations for companies such as DaySpring Cards, Dicksons Gifts, Anchor Wallace, Barbour Books, JourneyForth Press, Howard Books, and Moonstone Books. His art is in the private collection of notables such as Kansas City Royals owner, David Glass.

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