Monday, April 10, 2017
This is Kostroma, done for the March Goddess by Request over on my Patreon. She's a Russian earth Goddess Who can be described as a maiden or as a witch in the fields. In a song She is said to fall asleep underneath a birch tree to be awakened in the springtime with the Earth. I have put Her under the birch trees as She wakes up; it's winter on the left and spring on the right, and the Sun of the vernal equinox shines overhead.
The style is inspired by traditional Russian embroideries. It's acrylic on canvas board, about nine by twelve inches.
I've put this art up on both prints and cards as usual.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
It's Anuket this time, the ancient Egyptian Goddess of the Nile River in the area around the First Cataract, where the river is rocky and shallow, making navigation difficult. Her name means 'The Clasper', because the banks at that place are high and narrow and further constrain the River. The First Cataract was traditionally the border with Nubia, so I've given Her Nubian features.
It's done digitally like the earlier Bat piece, to look like an Art Deco lithographed poster, though I've taken plenty of cues from ancient Egyptian art as well, such as the shape of Her hands. I'm having a lot of fun with that style, and I'm really pleased with how this came out!
Her Obscure Goddess Online Directory entry is here, if you're interested in further reading.
And I've put Her up on cards and prints at Zazzle and deviantArt respectively.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Another in the apparent series of little Roman Goddesses in pen and ink with watercolor. They're all very small, only an inch and a half square. She's the Roman Goddess of women and the Moon; Her sanctuary on the shores of Lake Nemi inside a volcanic crater not too far from Rome was quite famous. She was renowned there as a healer.
I've put Her up on cards through Zazzle. I've got pretty much all my art up on cards there, which these days is well over a hundred designs of Goddesses and (some) Gods.