Innocents of Hope progress IV

This painting is very near completion. I believe that when it is done it will be my most successful piece yet. One of the major influences upon my style of painting has been that of the Renaissance and Neo-Classical eras of art. These pieces often depict contemporary or heroic scenes that tell a full story by the little details. Most viewers no longer know how to read these numerous symbols and photography has caused many to just paint what is physically preset. Here I think I have achieved that balance of a contemporary scene with very specific elements that all point to something more for those who know how to look. The description of these can be found in my galleries link.