04 January 2007

Phoenix trap

At this time of year we usually hold a phoenix hunt. A nest is built atop the spire and we use live human bait, pierced by a lance to attract the bird.
Watercolour, 13.5cm x 9cm. Click pic to enlarge.

16 comments:

Jeannetto said...

this is nice, very imaginative

Nicole Florian said...

Very interesting!

flossy-p said...

This is awsome!

Todd Harris said...

great job on this. really great use of this medium. nice piece.

Anonymous said...

you've done it again Ellis! :)

Soon, the whole world.. will be enamoured by your line-less watercolours(with hiden political undertones ;)

Good shtuff!

ariel

Anonymous said...

*might i add.. that your pen work is "just" as nice.

ariel

Katherine S said...

wow! great one! very unique :)

Anonymous said...

when you can.. read my response to your "hand of god" comment in my blog ;)

a

Louie said...

this great! i'm jealous of your watercoloring on this one. everything is rendered beautifully!

bekava said...

unique view of the topic!

JO said...

So interesting and really different. Awesome.

juliemc said...

kind of gory (get it?) I like the walking mountain.

Anonymous said...

Wow. This phoenix must have the size of a shark!
I can imagine it coming.
nice watercolor :)

Alex Dukal said...

Really enjoy viewing your works!Well done!

Reeko said...

Gorgeous. Bit lame to leave only word word, but it sums it up!

Anonymous said...

excellent work as usual...I like the surrealistic humour of your writing as well!