"ferried across the Styx" Rusin Nicholas 2014 г.
Comments: In this picture I had not planned to inhabit
dark waters of the Styx any animals.
It happened quite by accident.
When I painted the boat approached the wife and apparently decided to show their extensive
knowledge in shipbuilding, asked: "And what is this device at the stern of your boat?"
I replied that this keel, but doubted whether he needed a rowboat, and decided
ask intelligent internet.
Keel boats in the designs I found, and decided to see the original sources.
On what the boats in the old days ferrying people across the Styx?
Last time I try not to look modern paintings.
I'm afraid the temptation to borrow (steal) someone else's idea.
But for the old masters could make an exception.
And on the first engraving of my favorite G. Dore, I saw
Here are these notorious Waterfowl ghouls.
And resist the temptation and do not portray them in water
I could not.
About keel aft I immediately forgot.