[ART] Many Waters
My only (and very, very minor) complaint about the otherwise perfect series finale: the still image in the end leaves the boys looking so miserable under the unplanned sprinkler shower.
So let's fix it: Huggy and Dobey slink off as soon as the sprinkler goes off; Hutch takes away the wine bottle Starsky is holding; then, in the moments before hospital staff rushes in, this.
(See the end of the work for notes.)
- My usual manip/paintover/freehand mix. A bit of a quickie, because I'm impatient (and have too many art ideas and too little time to work on them).
- Many thanks to Frex for prompting "kissing in the rain". Not rain-rain, but damp kisses anyway.
- The title is from Song of Solomon: "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it." I first learned this phrase from John Ireland's beautiful choral work "Greater Love" and didn't think about the rest of the Bible verse when I painted this, but looking at it now, I notice the joined hands over Starsky's heart and the bandage on Hutch's wrist go nicely with this:
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm,
for love is strong as death...
- Reality check: apparently sprinkler showers fall very hard and the water may have been stagnant in the system for a long time. Not the comfiest place to go smooching, then.
- In the middle of painting this, I discovered the treasure that is Dppatricks's reminiscenses from her time working on S&H. Heartily recommended! The last part includes notes on "Sweet Revenge". I'm glad the fans are not the only people giggling over the boys finally getting into bed together, and getting wet.)
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