Calliope

 

 

“From behind her shoulder, from beneath her hair, the playful pretence of bashfulness. The fabrication is evident on her lips, in her mane, in the air which she breathes. Her true self-possession is delicious. She is candy and chocolate. Wistfully sweet and utterly addictive.” Calliope by Tanya Marie Reeves

 

 

Name

 

For this series, rather than selecting names of deities from myths and legends or those from the literal meaning of the name, I have decided   to go with names that I have came across over the years, which I had thought to be quite unique and rather beautiful.

 

 

Details

 

22 July 2019

H1016 x W1016mm - 40x40in

Acrylic on stretched Canvas

Original Sold

Open Prints Available

Fine Art Giclee Prints Hahnemühle German Etching Paper

 

 

WIP

 

I really wanted to change things up, wanting to create something fresh, and yet still be true to my style. There are always three basic catalysts to my aesthetics; Exaggerated power-poses of women, contrasting lines and shapes and of course bold, brilliant, saturated colour… and I don’t want to stray from these. But how can I do things differently… and yet the same? 

 

I honestly have no clue what prompted the idea of not simply using block colours but actually blocking the colours… Creating colour schemes of only 3-5 selections and literally squaring off segments of the artwork specifically for tints of the one colour. I loved the concept!

 

I was still quite scared to start this piece though. I haven’t had the greatest success creating this year (despite some fabulous ideas, lol) and I absolutely loved my sketch up… I was so afraid I’d mess it up! 

 

Ugh… sooooooooo. Many. Layers. A necessary evil of my process unfortu