World of Vision-The Art of Joseph Keating
 

Angel And Demons in the garden of Evil

Oil Painting on 16x20” Stretched Canvas

An angel encounters a succubus and her infernal children in the Garden of Evil, the shadow of the Garden of Eden. The GoE is filled with grisly red and black plants, horrible fauna and rivers of noxious oil and poison. Succubus and incubus are lesser demons that seek to invoke feelings of lust in their victims and can use illusion and mind-control magic to do so. A male victim who fornicates with either an incubus or succubus can become possessed by the demon, a female can become impregnated by an incubus or possessed by a sucubus. A possessed victim forfeits their soul to the incubus or succubus, which in-turn gives the demon a source of power and servants, even after the victim's death, this allows incubus and succubus to gain extraordinary influence and power despite being lesser demons.
An incubus and succubus can reproduce with each other and with most simian humanoids, however, the offspring will always be an incubus or succubus and does not take on traits of their non incubus/succubus parent (other than sex).

Spirit of Springtime

Oil Painting on 18x24” Stretched Canvas

This painting depicts a whatkata, a spirit of spring. The whatkata primarily inhabit the planes of Elysnaer and Fioren, upper levels of the Midavra dimension. The whatkata are neutral beings tasked with reinvigorating planes that have lost energy over countless eons of time. Many elves worship whatkata as the keepers of nature and a source of plant magic based powers.

Spearman Gesture Colored

Oil Painting on 18x24” paper

 
 

The Heroine and the Brute

Oil Painting on 16x20” Stretched Canvas

1/4 in “The Heroine” series

Asha Le Tutse's army faces off against the army of the orc king Bahrumyit Maluka-Shavnet of Sulydia. Sulydia was the first and smallest state that Asha faced on her journey to unify the entirety of the Amasona Archipelago under her banner, its king Bahrumyit Maluka-Shavnet came into power just 15 years before his final battle with Asha, seizing the crown of Sulydia from other warlords vying for the leadership gap left by king Bazlan Myriduth-Xachkal, who had no heirs or a queen to rule after his death. The rule of Bahrumyit was one marked by total war against the other Amasonan states, most notably the Queendom of Wahrtaq, this total war campaign, however, backfired as it left the armies of Sulydia depleted of troops and the country on the verge of bankruptcy, easily taken by Asha and her followers. Bahrumyit would die in his final battle with Asha, struck down by her sword in a charge, his attendant running in fear at the last second.

The Heroine and the Sorcerer

Oil Painting on 16x20” Stretched Canvas

2/4 in “The Heroine” series

Asha Le-Tutse faces the undead army of Abernacus Warh, the elf king of Envari. The Envarians believed in martial service after death, a fear made possible by the many warlocks residing in the country. Abernacus Warh was chosen for the thrown at the age of 109 years old, leading his country against incursions from the country’s neighbors for over 120 years, however, his power wained as his mind faded, caused by onset of severe schizophrenia. Delusions scrambled the mind of Abernacus and his country fell apart, easily falling to Asha’s army. 

The Heroine and the Lover

Oil Painting on 16x20” Stretched Canvas

3/4 in “The Heroine” series

This piece depicts Asha carrying the body of the orc queen Asertica Tawer of Wahrtaq. Before Asha began her path of unification of Amasona she lived as your typical adventurer, specializing in mercenary work, specifically for Wahrtag it is during her time there she became acquainted with Queen Asertica. Asha and Asertica fell in-love, a taboo relationship due to Asha being an outsider and of a different social class and species than the queen. Upon discovery of their relationship the people of Wahrtag were mortified and Asha was forced to flee the country and a publicly shamed and heartbroken Asertica continued her rule, although on shaky ground. Years later the people of Wahrtag would hear of Asha’s conquest of Envari and Sulydia, bitter enemies of Wahrtag; the people would demand a new queen, one that could succeed where the other had failed. The people welcomed Asha back to Wahrtag and threatened to execute Asertica, instead, Asertica chose to take her own life in her former lover’s arms and Asha reluctantly took the throne and prepared to face her final enemy

 
 

The Heroine and the sage

Oil Painting on 16x20” stretched canvas

4/4 in “The Heroine” series

This piece depicts Asha’s confrontation of the king of Sawyr, Gustaos Surtavand-Seetsai. Sawyr was the largest of the 4 Amasonan States and would extort it’s neighbors lest they be invaded by Sawyr’s relatively colossal military. However cruel it may seem, the extortion kept Amasona safe as it discouraged trespasses from larger threats by keeping a relative order in the archipelago. Gustaos would take the throne at the age of 17, keeping strict order over his country and keeping the affairs of Sawyr’s neighbors in check (such as crushing the Total War campaign waged by Sulydia). Gustaos’ health would begin to fail as he aged, becoming hobbled and requiring a walking stick at age 63. At age 70 he would face Asha’s army and choose to fight Asha in single combat (against Asha’s will as she thought it unfair to fight someone so handicapped). Gustaos would die by Asha’s hand thus completing her campaign of unification

Initiation Day

Oil Painting on 24x36” stretched canvas

“Initiation Day” Oil Painting on 24x36” stretches canvas. This painting depict a warrior of the Graswa Kingdom fighting a pack of Hyraenias. The Graswa are a people found on the Island of Iltron in the Granampan Islands. Most of the Graswa’s territory is covered in vast tropical grassland, the preferred habitat of the Hyraenia. Hyraenia are vicious hyena-like predators with thick coats of spiky black and white fur, this fur can carry an electric charge which can be shot out by the hyraenia or used to give their already powerful bites and slashes an extra kick. Every year the finest of Graswa’s warriors volunteer to hunt down and single-handedly kill a pack of hyraenia. To do this the warrior is given a suit of rubber armor to wear, a spear, shield and a bow with at most 7 arrows. Individuals that pass this test are given the pelt of the pack leader to wear and are granted the title of hyraenia warrior and gain a knight-like status in the kingdom. 

Taknao Beach

Oil Painting on 16x20” stretched canvas

Taknao is the capital city of the Shogunate of Oko and was a centerpiece of spice trade in Estria from the Early 3,000's W.H. to 3,400 W.H when civil war erupted in the country between loyalists, supporting a fully independent Oko and supporters of unification with their neighbors to the North, Quanchi. Shogun Hinabusa Matukura would be defeated by the Unionists in 3,475 W.H and replaced by an emperor, Julios I (Takna Muchimosu) who would marry empress Wujita, their son Julios II (Orubgat WujitaMosu) would be crowned the first emperor of Quazhog after the death of his mother in 3,490 W.H, 2 years after the death of his father.

 
 
 
 

The Guard and the Demon cult

Oil painting on 24x36” stretched canvas.

This painting depicts a squad of the Royal Guard of Provania attacking a group of demons and cultists. The Provanian Royal Guard were the guardians of Provania’s Royalty beginning with the country’s founding in 3,423 W.H., they gained a reputation as one of the fiercest regiments in all of the continent of Estria. The majority of the PRG consisted of lycan warriors and powder/archer units, lycans were preferred for service in the PRG due to their extreme strength and speed along with their undying loyalty . These lycan warriors would often be accompanied by support units such as healing magic users and monks.

 

Frigak Hot Springs

Oil Painting on 30x40” stretched canvas

This painting depicts a snowy scene with a group of bathers utilizing a hot spring in the country of Arvenia’s capital, Frigak. Arvenia is a mountainous country in Northwestern Estria famous for its beautiful fjords and pristine conifer forests..along with bitter cold winters. During the country’s winters is when the hot springs are most popular and people come from across the continent to enjoy the warm waters and stunning views. Arvenia was founded in 3,401 W.H. When king Byrvind Heldrend of Cromegia married Queen Astryæd Sigerson of Arvende. Byrvind and Astryæd’s triplet sons Baurig, Svent and Yuka would become the three kings of Arvenia after their parent’s deaths with Byrvind dying in 3,410 W.H. and Astryæd dying in 3,421

 

The Anguished Heart

Oil Painting on 24x36” Stretched Canvas

This piece depicts the lycan Sharak Braak howling in anguish while standing over a pile of lycan puppy skulls. The lycans are one of the three main races that inhabit the country Provania along with humans and dwarves. The three races lived in relative harmony from 3,423 W.H until 3,790 W.H when lycan legislators were removed from power by the more numerous and organized dwarves and humans. Without representation the lycans soon became outcasts in the country they helped found. Soon lycans were limited to ghettos and rumors of ethnic cleansing spread. The lycans revolted, joining the CIC soon after its founding in 3,855 W.H. The CIC backed lycan rebels would overthrow Provania in 3,862

 
 
 
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I’ve Been expecting You

Oil Painting on 24x36” gessoboard