Great new painting I just finished. Love her.
She's for sale with info in the main menu under "nude gallery" on my website.
I was intrigued by the pose, which is what caught my attention and provoked me to begin this painting. I had no real plan or idea for it but I knew I wanted gold incorporated into it, just didn't know how - or how much. It's easy to overdo the gold and I did so I had to cover it up several times until I settled for the below results. Over time she developed a goddess-like quality and the laurel seemed a perfect addition at the end, which rather defined the painting for me, as well as the title.