You're very welcome! ^_^ And I understand what you mean about Nimue. She IS often referred to as fey, and sometimes as a normal human who became a sorcerous. However, she is also often portrayed as the same person as the "Lady of the Lake", who is (usually) a naiad (a water nymph or spirit bound to a body of water). So since that's the side I personally see her as, I included her in the water nymph feature. I'm so sorry if that seems confusing, I didn't mean it in any way to be against your artistic vision of her!
I dont mind and I dont think Nimue will tell if shes lady of the lake or not It is confusing when the names are switched around and the story changes too. Morgan LeFey and Vivianne or Nimue. I think all of the Avalon women were fey. Melusine is said to have turned into a dragon and flew back to Avalon with her daughters.
I have a piece "Avalon priestess. She kneals on marshy land. One called Undine as she changes back to water and a few yrs ago I made Rusulka. I like the theme of water women.
N, Yeah!, your Mists of Avalon one! Do I see some silk dupioni on her? *wink*. The book is really well done, can't really see it very well in this pic though, but you can tell. The other detailing, like the belt is really cool & her face is very natural, real. Very well done! Very Medieval.....I likey very, very much!
Ah well part of my thought for this one was that Waterhouse didnt paint a version of Nimue. I wanted that Raphelite look. I got part of it..though not the sumptuousness of the costumes or Waterhouses dark eyed model.
You can still paint her. Shes an old character certainly not mine!
Thank you. PRB's have inspired me for so long. Waterhouse is my favorite,but while they often covered the same subject matter he didnt do some themes Id love to have seen him do. Or maybe he did and they were lost.
Wow thanks I did try to think logicly about the beauty ideals of the era and also her heritage. Ive been researching alot about celtic myths, religion,clothing details , herbal magic and also a healthy dose of studying old paintings.
I didnt even use referance for this one. I want my sculpts to look more like a modeled painting or illustration so, I try to add more texture and detail than you normaly see on a doll..like veins. Id like to go even farther with the realism so its startling,but have a touch of oddness or distortion so its more otherworldly.