Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Leda and the Swan

Ok I'm done with my new one! It's based on Greek mythology. Basically the story says that Zeus, Ruler of the Olymian gods, took the form of a swan in order to seduce a mortal woman named Leda. Seems to be a common theme in mythology, for Zeus to go around in disguise seducing mortals that is. Anyway I liked the idea of a painting with this subject. It's not new though by any means. It was used as subject matter and painted as early as the 1500's by Leonardo Da Vinici and possibly earlier. It was a very popular theme in the renaissance. They could get away with painting a nude female figure and depicting sex without showing an actual man and woman together, which would have been a really big NO NO! :) Anyway, I am very pleased with how it turned out! 

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Working on. . . . .Leda and the Swan. . . .

Ok, I'm almost done with my new one. I had some interruptions and it's taken me a little longer to finish than I had anticipated. I should be able to post a pic in a couple of days. I then have plans to start a mermaid painting. I haven't done one in while, and I feel like it's time. I have some great ideas floating around in my head right now. Can't wait to start that one, but I can't get ahead of myself!  First things first!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fun with Frida

Working on a new one. I'm not finished yet, so I'll put the finished item on as soon as it's done. I call it
'Frida's Heart" I based it on one of Frida Kahlo's self portraits.