THE ART OF DOUG WARD

These are some of my current works of art.  For prices and any other information, please use the contact page to send me a message.  To buy prints, or to have my artwork put on greeting cards, shower curtains, pillows, phone cases, etc... click on the Shop Now button at the bottom of the page.  You will not be committed to buy anything so go have a look.  
Sisyphus

The painting is 36"X48" oil on canvas. This is the start of my painting of Sisyphus, who was the king of Ephyra. He was punished for his deceiteful nature by having to push a boulder up a hill only to watch it roll back down before he could reach the top.  I am depicting him as modern man, who has to go to work and push the gears and toil with never an end in sight. At this point, I'm nearing completion of this large painting.

Odysseus

The painting is 36"X48" oil on canvas.  This is an image of Odysseus putting the Cyclopse's eye out.  The Cyclopse's eye was all-seeing.  I superimposed a satellite in the giant's eye because satellites are also all-seeing.  Some day we might have to put them out also.  

Hermes

The painting is 36"X48" oil on canvas.  It was believed that Hermes could get from one place to another in mere seconds. The linear design in the background is the schematics for an iPhone. A text message can also get from one place to another in seconds.

The Furies

The painting is 30"X48" oil on canvas.  This is my vision of the Furies (or the Erinyes.)  They were born by the castration of the god Uranus by the titan Cronus.  They represent vengeance and were formed from the drops of blood that splattered the ground (also called Gia.)  The Furies represented justice in an unjust world.  In the background of this image I painted a small portion of the code of Hammurabi.  This code was the first representation of a true system of justice.

Atlas

This painting is a large 48"X60" oil on canvas.  Atlas was a Titan who was sentenced for his part in the war to hold the earth and the heavens in place for an eternity.

Icarus

  The painting is 36"X48" oil on canvas.  Icarus was the son of Daedalus who built the Minotaur's maze for king Minos. Young Icarus, not heeding the words of his father, flew too high on wings made of wax.

  This is the first in my mythology series. I incorporated a painterly sketch of Da Vinci's Wing to illustrate how this story influenced great minds to achieve what was once thought to be impossible.  For years, flight has been a common feat even reaching the stars.