Over the last several years, I have been working on a series of paintings inspired by the "Twelve Labors of Hercules". This painting is the fourth of the series - here the capturing of the monstrous Erymanthian Boar. Hercules consulted the centaur Chiron, and was advised to drive the beast into the snow of Mount Erymanthos, where it lived. Depicted here is the hero in the act of driving the boar to its trap.
The snows of Erymanthos, latex paint and graphite on raw canvas, 43 x 55", 2017
The previous three paintings in the series, vanquishing the Nemean Lion and Lernaean Hydra, and capturing the Ceryneian Hind: