The Plains of Passage (Yellow)

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on The Plains of Passage (Yellow), written by Jean M Auel,

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The Plains of Passage (Yellow)


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The Plains of Passage  - art by Geoff Taylor
Original sketch or visual of the Plains of Passage - art by Geoff Taylor
Another visual idea for how the artwork could be done - art by Geoff Taylor


There is a sundog in sky, a sundog or sun dog is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun. This painting by Geoff Taylor was done for a further edition of the book. Beside the two main figures, one man one woman, there is a wolf, a couple of horses nearby. At the river edge are some deer and beyond the river are woolly mammoths. A flock of geese are flying in the sky. Also here is the original sketch painted to submit to the publisher before the artwork could begin.


Earth's Children

Synopsis for Original Title

Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter-gatherers of their world--who have never seen tame animals--Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening. The mystery surrounding the woman, who speaks with a strange accent and talks to animals with their own sounds, is heightened by her uncanny control of a large, powerful wolf. The tall, yellow-haired man who rides by her side is also held in awe, not only for the magnificent stallion he commands, but also for his skill as a crafter of stone tools, and for the new weapon he devises, the spear-thrower. In the course of their cross-continental odyssey, Ayla and Jondalar encounter both savage enemies and brave friends. Together they learn that the vast and unknown world can be difficult and treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. All the pain and pleasure bring them closer to their ultimate destination, for the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar must reach that place on earth they can call home.




Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
26x17 inches or 66x43 cm
Original (£3000)

Availabe to License

Limited Edition Print

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