Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Goddess of Mardi Gras and Celebration - Number 4 of 30 Goddesses in 30 Days Series

I have a deep love and affection for the Venetian Carnival (Carnevale di Venezia), maybe its the culture or the concept but more than that its the pure Art in its expression. The Masks have always inspired me, their elaborate beauty and symbolism. I appreciate them as an art form and their symbolism intrigues me asking "When wearing the Mask is the True person revealing themselves?"  "Are they able to allow themselves to express their inner most secrets?"

This painting, "The Goddess of Mardi Gras and Celebration", is my portrayal of the Spirit of Mardi Gras, her deep down spirit emanating for all to see. With flow and movement, you can imagine the dance and the whimsy at the masquerade. 

She is #4 in my series of "30 Goddesses in 30 Days". She was painted on 140 lb. Strathmore Watercolor Paper with Peerless Transparent Watercolors, Liquid Pearls, and Metallic Pigment. 

She is available in my Etsy shop here
Goddess of Mardi Gras on Etsy