Friday, August 21, 2015

She Has a Goddess Within

I happen to believe that we all know that we have a Goddess within, we just have to let her be seen. 

My intention was for her to resemble a regular woman yet when one takes the time to look closer what is revealed is the multiple layers that together creates a Goddess within.  

I took a liking to the Urban dictionary definition of a Goddess:

woman who is so beautiful, brilliant, and wholesome that she is simply not like any other women on Earth and therefore possesses some sort of uncommon spiritual element that while it cannot be solidly defined it is clearly present. 

I've been asked by several people what I used to create her.  Please bear with me as I try to recall the many layers.  I did not document the steps as I did them. (this is a lesson I have now learned)
She is on an 14" x14" loose canvas.  I began by priming the entire canvas with gesso.  After it dried I applied a thin layer of joint compound (one of my favs) followed by a thin layer of matte medium to seal the joint compound then painted with acrylic paints.  Then I drew the face using charcoal  followed by painting her with acrylic paint.  After all of these layers were totally dried I did another layer combination of joint compound, matte medium, and acrylic paints excluding the areas where she was.  Accents colors added - shadowing was done - for her headdress I used a doillie stencil and modeling paste - on the other side of her face I used pan pastel and a stencil  and other mark making then sprayed with fixative - the random black dots are India ink - oil paint touches to her clothing - another thin layer of joint compound scattered around for the top layer of texture

There... I tried to describe how she was created.  If I missed something I apologize in advance.  Now I'm off to figure out how to mount her.  I have several ideas that I am mulling over.

If she speaks to you and want to bring her home just let me know.

6 comments :

  1. I absolutely love this painting and it would look perfect in my massage room I am designing. I had the pleasure of meeting your niece is Zenitha and would very much like to have this painting! Will you give me a price? :)

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  2. You can reach at amyvanderbur1@gmail.com

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  3. You can reach at amyvanderbur1@gmail.com

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  4. I absolutely love this painting and it would look perfect in my massage room I am designing. I had the pleasure of meeting your niece is Zenitha and would very much like to have this painting! Will you give me a price? :)

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  5. Just saw that you sold it....:(

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  6. Just saw that you sold it....:(

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HOPE TO SEE YOUR "VIRTUAL" SMILING FACE AGAIN!

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