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Death Tarot Card

Share Your Story: Call for Artists - Tarot Twenty-Two Major Arcana Art Cards

By mij60

Death Tarot Card

Death Tarot Card (click on image for enlarged view)

Tarot Card Chosen

Death card. I decided to paint the Major Arcana in order to learn the Tarot cards.

About My Art Card

I was always interested in the cards and admired those that could read them. They seemed to complicated to even begin studying. Finally I picked up a deck and had a book explaining the process of learning. In the book it said to pick a Major Arcana card and study its meaning, notice every aspect, and look up the symbols in the book. Then repeat the process until you have studied all 22. I began the process and then it hit me to simply paint the cards. I thought: what better way to study them by actually painting every aspect.

Tips and Tricks

  • I do what is considered backwards painting. I paint right on the glass. I turn the glass over for the finished product. A little tricky at times but well worth the effort.
  • It is likened to painting a scene on a storefront window at Christmas time. In fact, that is where my idea of painting on glass came from. As a kid I would watch my mom paint storefront windows at Christmas for extra gift money.

Phylameana lila Desy, About.com Holistic Healing, says:

mij60 submitted 8 cards in total (Death, The Fool, Hanged Man, Strength, The Hermit, The Devil, The Tower, and The Magician) asking me to use which ever one I wanted to use for the series. I am posting this one for now, but may elect to use one of the others for the Gallery when I begin that project. I'll need 22 card art submissions (one of each characters of the major arcana) to showcase in the gallery.
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