The theme at Inspiration Avenue this week was Mystique.
I started out with an ethereal mystical lady, but somehow she turned into a saint. I don't know what saint. (There are so many to choose from.) I think she looks very pious. I fell in love with the photos of Sinaia Monastery in Romania and that is probably how it started. Anyway, what is more mystical than religion?
This was half painting~half collage until I started running out of time (again!) and thought I'd better photograph it while the light was good. I then added some digital collaging to it so I guess that makes 3 thirds not 2 halves. Oh, I hate math!
Later, I think I will go back and work on the actual painting when I have time.
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OMG !! This is such a precious piece. I love it so much.ReplyDelete
I just entered myself thanks to you!!!
Gorgeous, mystical piece!ReplyDelete
maggie ... it's beautiful! how the elements merge together in a coherent whole. and yes... that look on her face really nails "mystique" alright. love the deep blue palette as well :))ReplyDelete
Gosh this is really beautiful.ReplyDelete
Fantastic work and design. Love them.
This is gorgeous, I love how all the layers of color and texture are so harmonic.....the curliques over hair, the arches of the chapel cathedral?) all of it WORKS and the sainted lay is so beautiful! Love your piece, and please share the painting by itself when it's done:)ReplyDelete
Very beautiful so much talent! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It's so beautiful. Which bits did you paint? The frescoes? The saintly lady? Dreamy and perfect for the theme.ReplyDelete
I love all things heavenly and I love this piece! Saints and cathedrals and halos and crowns! Beautiful, Maggie!ReplyDelete
How cool that you used 3 different techniques to make this awesome collage. Love the concept. Religion is mysterious.ReplyDelete
Ooh it's lovely - I could look at this for hours! Every detail is amazing, in the background as well as the (very beautiful) saint.ReplyDelete
maggie, i love it when i look at a piece & then just keeping seeing another little part. this is so pulled together for 3 techniques! so very mystical, magical, surreal!ReplyDelete
This is just beautiful Maggie. I love all the beutiful colors!ReplyDelete
Your piece is just Wonderful!! I love everything about it!! Gorgeous colours and composition!!ReplyDelete
She came out beautifully Maggie, I adore her!!ReplyDelete
This piece is awesome! I think it works perfectly for the challenge.ReplyDelete
I'm sort of into religious art too.I especially love the old, paint chipped statues of saints.
You are correct there are so many of them.
This is giving me some ideas...:)Thanks!