Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mobilis in Mobili

"Mobilis in Mobili"
16"x20" oil on panel
©2011 William O'Connor

I have been working on an illustrated edition of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This portrait of Captain Nemo began life as a study for a larger painting, but I thought I would share it. Trying to capture the dark and exotic aire of Nemo as he sends the capitol ships of the world's navies to the bottom of the ocean!

This painting will be on display at The World Science Fiction Convention in Reno Nevada in a couple of weeks.

I've got studies and schematics on the drawing board...hope to share more soon!