Mythomenial: Polyptych WIP & Previsualization 

Here are photos of the three currently completed panels (out of the five oil-on-aluminum panels which will make up the Mythomenial polyptych )arranged 
as they will be when all five are complete:



Here they are with the two (as yet) blank panels in their frames on the wall:

Here is the rough previsualization for all five (these are photo-collages)
The polyptych will be about 7 feet wide by 5 feet high with each panel in its own frame.
The central panel is Philamenial , 36" x 36" (completed 2019)
The top left panel is Sensamenial, 36" x 22" (completed  2020)
The bottom left panel is Sacremenial, 22" x 36" (completed 2022)
The top right panel is Miramenial, 36" x 22" 
The bottom right panel will be titled either Vivamenial or Poiemenial, 22" x 36"

For each painting I first create the photo-collage. I set up all of the still life elements and photograph them in my studio. Some of the images of the boys are culled from photos Eric and I have taken of our family over the years. For Vivamenial/Poiemenial, I set up a scene in our kitchen and photographed the boys and Eric there. More than half of the photographs of myself and the boys were shot by the very talented Lori Dagley. I am also using public domain pictures for each image of a painting by a famous artists which appears in each background (see the post What's up with that figure in the background for more details about that). Three curtains, two windows and the back of a canvas appear in these collages which are taken from paintings by Vermeer and Velázquez. Some of these collages are only very broadly blocked in at this point. You can follow my progress on these paintings here