Sunday, 1 September 2013

New Painting and Day One of September Art Blog!

One of my plans for September is to do an art blog each day of this month... so, paint brush in hand, here we go.

In order that I don't put too much extra pressure on my self (which I'm pretty good at!) if I don't have a new piece to blog about each day, I'll show the progress of some on-going work.
But by hook or by crook there WILL be art here - every day! 

Today I started painting a drawing which I've been working on for a couple of days now. It's been quite a challenge but when you see which Goddess She is you may know why!

I am passionate about the true origins of this beautiful and powerful Goddess; She has been portrayed as a 'monster' for an age. I remember watching films, where we were supposed to reel back in horror, terrified of Her 'Ugliness'. I always remember feeling a little sad for Her... these big guys coming in and chopping off her head...
Far from ugliness her true origins are in power and beauty, in a strength that may have been warped, but has not died. Always question what you are told about good and evil, black and white, monster and hero; those demonised ones (monster, whore, witch) are often mistreated in history and have the oldest story to tell.

Have a clue who She is? Much more about Her origins and myths to come! Here is a sneak peek at the beginnings of the painting. This is very much a work in progress!

The Medium is Acrylic on Wood Board.


2 comments:

Julie Carter said...

Great Idea Laura good for you, love the start of this new painting. You are certainly an inspiration my dear. Good luck with it all xxx Julie Carter

Laura Daligan said...

Thank you Julie! Lots of love and see you in October? XX