This began as a speed painting exercise. It has since evolved, and although this is based on two real people — very close friends — in a real life nature setting, I would consider this my first “mystical” painting. I classified this as a portrait, but I want this digital painting to be more iconic of universal motherhood. I am striving in creating archetypal images, in this case of the compassionate Divine Mother, of whom earthly mothers are avatars. Whether I succeed or not with this one, I will keep trying from now on.
Digital painting created in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Original is 20 x 30 inches