I have been painting like a madwoman (do I paint any other way?) and I have TWO brand new paintings for you!
The first is called "Persephone" and illustrates the Greek Myth. She is the daughter of Zeus & Demeter. She was tricked by Hades into eating a few seeds of the pomegranate fruit (as shown in my painting). Because of this, Hades claims her for a few months out of the year when she must stay in the Underworld. During this time, her mother Demeter sulks and Winter comes to the world. When Persephone returns to the surface, Demeter is happy and blesses the earth with flowers and colour - thus we have Spring! Click below to see her:
The second is called "Moth Queen: Acherontia Atropos". It features a Fairy Queen who is affiliated with one of my favourite insects - the Acherontia Atropos Moth - also known as the Death's Head Moth - famous for its little skull-like design on its back. Often featured in artwork and movies (like Silence of the Lambs ) - it is a striking beast and an interesting creature - there are various superstitions surrounding it due to its sinister appearance. Click below to see her:
The next couple of days will be spent working on a commission and getting some book stuff done.
Right now though - Amber, Chris & Heather just got here and we're going to have a potluck dinner and watch the UFC fight (Mixed Martial Arts - yay!) on Pay-Per-View!