Tuesday, June 1, 2010

End of May Work

Here are the finished paintings. Unfortunately, when downsizing the images the deepness of the color is lost.

This first is Saint Sarah, a Black Madonna. Myth tells that she was the handmaiden who walked out on the water to greet the boat of the three Mary's. She has 13 pearls in her hair, representing the Zodiac. I loved painting her face... it has layer upon layer of color, from turquoise to umbers.

Another Black Madonna, adorned with cabbage roses. I took out the huge earrings.
This is an interesting little alter piece I created. I got frustrated the first day of class, so I switched paintings to this Buddha head painted on a piece of found wood, right outside the classroom door. All of the items attached are vintage found items.