Fleeing the Gilded Man
(#2-2012)   20x16 oil on Masonite

This painting is based on a drawing that Barks completed sometime in the  1970s.  The Barks estate turned up a sheet of masonite with the drawing of the ducks already transferred to it, but
for some reason Barks never completed the painting. In the 1990s Barks did complete a color-pencil drawing based on the abandoned painting. My version keeps the characters from his composition but I've added a lot of detail to the foreground to serve as a framing device for the action... including a couple of critters based on drawings from Donald Duck FC No. 422, which the painting is based on. It's part of a new series of paintings called "Unfinished Business," paintings based on works that Barks started but never completed.

This painting is SOLD..

         

Donald Duck NFC No. 422
by Carl Barks.

Barks's original oil painting: El Dorado, Gilded Man (#2-74).

Unfinished painting by Carl Barks: drawing transferred to Masonite.

In the Realm Of the Gilded Man, by Carl Barks. Colored pencil on paper.