Electryone is a goddess you don’t read about much, she’s not even in my book of classical mythology. She is the daughter of Helios, the Sun God, and Rhode, a daughter of Poseidon. Clues in her name have led scholars to believe she may have been the goddess of sunrise and waking. Either way, the idea of her bringing forth the dawn sparked an idea.
In the progress shot above, you can see her right fingers in the lower right of the canvas in line with the sun emerging over the clouds. Behind-the-scenes I picture her climbing a mountain each day, just before dawn. When she reaches the first wisps of clouds her hands radiate magical light. This energy pulls the sun from its slumber.
The painting has progress from what you see above and will be in the 2014 Dragon Con Art Show. You’ll have to wait to see it there or online the day of the show. I’ll be sharing it on my Facebook page while I’m at the convention.
I’ve decided I’m going to run a special, limited promotion each week for a canvas print in my gallery. This week’s deal is a 16 x 20 inch canvas print of Mountain Guardian.
Watermark does not appear on printed artwork.
The promotional price is $75.00, that’s more than 20% off the usual price. Mountain Guardian will be printed on a premium glossy canvas and then stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5″ x 1.5″ stretcher bars. All stretched canvases ship within one business day and arrive “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
This promotion ends 05/12/2013. Only 10 available at this price.
One of the gifts of digital painting is the ability to go back and change mistakes or add additional elements. You can do this with traditional art too, but not to the same extent. One of my Photoshop paintings can have five t0 10 different layers. Each layer is it’s own separate image until I decide to flatten them. So if I don’t like something in the middle layer of the painting I can edit it or delete the entire layer.
In 2011, when I was beginning to test the waters with digital painting, I created Wish Upon a Star for the EBSQ TwistedBrush Digital Art Show. I decided it was time to update the painting with some of the new skills I’ve learned.
I also updated the signature–I love my Wacom Intuos. The painting has been updated on Redbubble and it’s also now available at FineArtAmerica: