As part of the M3 course over at http://willowing.ning.com/ I have been working on my goddess. I racked my brain trying to come up with a goddess that I primarily identify with. Nothing.....nada.....zip. So I decided to start in the style of Klimt and in the style of the course and see what developed. So as I worked on her she began to give me the impression of strength and serenity. That's what she "spoke" to me of. That often happens to me when I create.....I start off with a very general concept and as the piece develops it takes on a life of its own and IT tells ME what it wants to be. Sounds crazy, I know, but thats my experience.
So here are some pics of my Goddess of Strength and Serenity.
Here is a picture of the initial sketch. She is on a 24x36 canvas......so she is HUGE!
Sketching on canvas is a pain. Graphite does not want to come off!
Here is what I have accomplished so far:
I have had so much fun making this goddess. My Husband jokingly said she could be the Goddess of Patchwork Quilts, LOL. Obviously He doesn't know the style of Gustav Klimt. :)
We are supposed to get snow tonight . I have my fingers crossed that I will be snowed in tomorrow and can do art all day. We have bread, milk, cereal, and paint in the house. We're all good for a nice snow day!!!