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The painting Serpent Mythology by Aaron Brooks is an impressionistic oil on canvas painting The approximate size of the painting is four feet by three feet The painting consists of a large coiled yet up-right snake that occupies the left half of the painting A vibrantly red sphere appears to hover over a dimly colored yet detailed skull All of these images are positioned in the foreground The foreground is a rocky terrain The background is a mountain which appears to shift because of a lens The lens which is shown lighter and outlined in sky blue appears in the mid-ground and diffracts the view of the background The rest of the mountain is dark yet colorful with hues of brown green and yellow The sky is light blue but has different darker colors added to the right half to show an atmospheric variation There are nine spheres in the sky The spheres reside in a semi-circle that borders the top of the lens The four spheres that are left of the center are black and contrast the light blue sky The center sphere and the four to its right are white and contrast the darker atmospheric sky These contrasting spheres create a balance for the top of the painting Likewise the bulk of the snake is located on the left and is counter-weighted by the red sphere and the detailed skull on the right The thick almost painterly brush strokes and the thick application of the oils creates both line and texture which brings a certain depth to the piece The numerous colors and hues of these colors create a more naturalistic look to the piece while at the same time keeping the impressionistic qualities of the painting The three primary colors are used in a very unique way The primary colors appear in a triangle The yellow is on the left represented by the snake The red is on the right represented by
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