The Blue Whale: My Gentle Giant, My King of Cups
The King of Cups is my gentle giant. The court cards were actually really interesting to work on because I felt like the right animals had to really own their role, and here they needed to have their own unique presence in the cups’ waters. This king was definitely no exception! To me, he had to be grand and fantastical. So why not strive for the king that easily rules the waters and paint the largest mammal in the world: the blue whale.
It’s hard to capture the grandness of the blue whale. If I had my way, I would probably have three tarot cards side by side to paint the king so I could really capture the size of him! But it’s okay; I think a single card suits him quite well. This is one stable king, able to take control of the flowing waters that surround him. He takes everything in stride, knows how to get the right words across, and knows how to keep peace over his world.
Posted on July 18, 2013, in Artwork and tagged animals, animism tarot, art, blue whale, court cards, cups tarot, king of cups, painting, tarot, tarot card, tarot deck, whales. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.