Friday, August 8, 2014


Last week I posted a photo of a little 'green lady' on my easel ...
Ether - WIP

As I worked on Her, the colour scheme shifted to lavenders & blues, with an airy veil ....

Elemental: Ether (8.1)

By the end of the day, She was almost complete!

Ether, "I come to you from beyond the veils, to remind you of our Spirit connections.... we are always Home!
Never forget WHO you ARE, and what you came to BE. 

I come to remind you, in the beginning! In the end! 
Now is ALL, ALL is Love. 
ALL is within and all around.
I AM Ether!"

Zephyr - WIP
She is the third in the 'Elemental' series, joining windy, winged Zypher & sunny Sekhmet.  

With each of these ladies, I began with a wash, then looked within the movement of the paint for the being .... 
I am intrigued with their 'crowns' .... each a bit different, but similar. 
For the translucence, I used white (Buff Titanium) mixed with Medium and painted over the hair, veils, crown .... 
I love interference paint, which shimmers in different angles ... Ether has lavender eyes & lips .... done with interference violet 
Zephyr - 7.1

When I stopped by Merri Artist this week, I found they're having their August sale on Golden Paint (!) so I picked up larger sizes of some of my most used paint, & helped Merri assist a customer from california trying to remember the names of the paint she wanted - "Ah! That would be Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold ..."

And across the street, at Currents Gallery (our local artist's co-op) I picked up an entry form & 8 x 16" canvas for the September juried show: Cityscape!  
"A cityscape is an artistic representation, such as a painting, drawing, print or photograph of physical aspects of a city or urban area."
If you're an artist in Oregon, you might wish to enter!! The price of entry includes the canvas (which may be embellished) & jury fee .... all entries must be for sale.

Happy Paint Party Friday


Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you've used, just lovely!

Dia said...

Thank you, Lisa!

Giggles said...

Gorgeous the colors so beautiful....

I see a line of Tarot cards with these ladies!

Hugs Giggles

Beth Niquette said...

Beautiful...just beautiful. These fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow that is so much expression on this face. I love how you pursed the lips as she blows. Very nice

denthe said...

Love your ethereal ladies. Wonderful use of colours as well...