Saturday, October 26, 2013

Goddess Chapel

I had a friend whose religious life was an interesting mix of Christianity and Neo-Paganism, not uncommon in the 1980s. She had beautiful fluffy blonde hair and sky-blue eyes, like a fantasy faerie goddess. She also had a big blue dress that she used to wear to medieval and renaissance events. I set up a modeling session with her and the dress and she posed for me in her and her husband's little apartment in Queens. I did many paintings from this set of poses and this was one of them. The Goddess (or a goddess) appears in a chapel which may be Christian. She isn't the Virgin Mary, though, despite the blue.

"Goddess Chapel" is ink and watercolor on illustration board, 8" x 10", May 1988. Click for larger view.

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