I took an older 30x60 panel and after under-painting over the original image, painted a new work. I was surprised at how dense the paint looks as it is very thin layers of oil and wax.
This one always bothered me during the last show as the red was so intense and did not let the other colors have their own importance so I muted the red, added a new green lightly over the greens, and toned down the clouds so that the white along the bottom comes forward.
According to Plato, the world outside the cave represents the world of forms while the shadows on the wall represent objects in the physical world. The escape of the prisoner represents philosophical enlightenment and the realization that forms are the true reality. Most people are like the prisoners in the cave. They think the shadows are reality. Philosophers, though, are like the man who escapes the cave and sees the real world. They have true knowledge. This one is 62x