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:
A 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.