I've gotten so caught up, here, in posting lovely images and interesting - well, to me, anyway - stories, that it's been ages since I've thought to post anything about my own work, something I used to do rather frequently.
I have a show up right now - through to the end of the month - at Winston Wächter Fine Art in Seattle. Among my own favorite work in the show are the three paintings I finished last, a series I've titled The Judgement of Paris.
As you no doubt know, the Judgement of Paris was a mythological contest to choose who was the most beautiful of the top goddesses on Mount Olympus: Hera, the wife of Zeus; Aphrodite, the goddess of love; Athena, goddess of wisdom, civilization, etc. (Spoiler alert: Aphrodite won.) Besides putting myself into their personas, I've reset the contest in the 1940s. A very Hollywood-ish, slightly fascist-chic 1940s; Betty Grable meets Eva Perón. They still have their signature birds as companions, though.
|Left to right: Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena. Each is acrylic on panel, 24x24 inches.|
I didn't actually conceive of this as a series. Athena and her owl was a one off, already begun when, frantic to come up with ideas to complete the show, I remembered Athena's competition rivals, and thought I might end up with, well... three times the fun?