Acrylic on canvas, 20X30 inches.
Begun in 1998. As is usual with larger pieces I got terrible bogged down in details, and as a consequence I put this aside after about 6 months. The girl was mostly finished, but the background was being a bit quarrelsome. After multiple attempts I finally stuck it in the back of the "questionable" stack, where the possibility of overpainting is 50%.
Last Saturday I pulled it out, brushed off a few dozen dead spiders, and saw what was needed. Well, to a degree. If I continued I would become bogged down again, so I'm considering this case closed
, rough-hewn though it may be. In any case, she means well
Quoting a learned source "In Greek mythology, an Oread or Orestiad (Ὀρεάδες / Όρεστιάδες from ὄρος, "mountain") was a type of nymph that lived in mountains, valleys, ravines. They differ from each other according to their dwelling: the Idae were from Mount Ida, Peliades from Mount Pelia, etc. They were associated with Artemis, since the goddess, when she went out hunting, preferred mounts and rocky precipices.
Anyway, the naiads get all the attention. Oreads need some airtime...
Thanks for looking