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Perspherone by Sleetwealth Perspherone by Sleetwealth
Another one of my old oil paintings.
I was facinated by Persperone or Perspine myth and in this image wove in a vampire thread. Here she picks up the pomegranate in her hunger,but of course her real hunger is not for fruit. Evidently after being abducted by Hades she was bitten and turned..

Recently I have been thinking of sculpting Persperone in her traditional role.
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:iconthessalyrose:
ThessalyRose Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can paint too??????

::is totally jealous::
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AnExquisiteCorpse Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
beautiful... I like your interpretation of the myth very much. Love vampires... Love the deep red colour... love this painting...
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Theres alot I would make diffenrt if I ever did this theme again. I also love the seed of the idea of Perpherone as a vampire. I think it makes a kind of sence out of a myth that doesnt make much sence.
And I just happen to adore pomagranantes:)
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vengfulwolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Beautiful work :-)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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vengfulwolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Your very welcome :-)
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7oran Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Very nice.:)
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rapportseizure Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
good job
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D-eTo-X Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I thought this was work you did on a shower curtain at first lol. Very cool.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:)it does look like that with the curtain behind her and how the painting is glossy and cut from its stretcher bars.
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KayCSerenity Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Very interesting:) Would love to see you put this idea to clay.

:floating:
KayC
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:iconsleetwealth:
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Id probably change it up if I redid it now.
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KayCSerenity Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Cool:)
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional
very nice work
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Talandir Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Gorgeous painting. The colors and composition remind me a bit of Bill Sienkiewicz. I wish I was still painting in oil, but i can't take the smell, and the clean up!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting. I had to look him up possibly the bold red and black of the sleeves gives that impression.

You know there are aqua oils and also genesis heat set oils as a non smell easy clean up option. Im fussy since I prefer oils to acrylic paints and with genesis I dont feel a diffenrce.
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Talandir Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
I knew about the aqua oils, but never tried them. The genesis oils are new to me, but it's been so many years since I've worked in any oils. I may have to try them. There are ways to make acrylics flow more like oils, and ways to mix them to get very close to the look as well. but no, nothing is quite like real oil.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You can buy samples of genesis so, you dont have to put out alot of money to try them. They are buttery,but firm and dont cure/dry until they are baked or hit with a heatgun.
I paint my sculptures with it and I feel its comparable to real oils though the color range is no where near as wide.
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EMasqueradeGallery Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I really like the vampiric twist on this old myth. Very interesting.:)

I'm not crazy about the way you painted the pomegranate...it looks weird, and I personally would prefer her with longer hair, but I love all the red carried throughout this piece.

Would LOVE to see a sculpted piece based off of this painting.:)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm well I actauly did an oil study of a real pomegrate,but the meat is faceing down otherwize youd only see the skin of the fruit. The hand I think looks odd holding it.
I kinda agree about the hair and gneraly the hair is a black mass missing highlights and shape.
I might do it. I havent sculpted a full vampite based peice. Though her clothing isnt properly greek and actauly referance to the myth is thin. Im not sure anyone would realize with a diffenrt title.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooh ooh ooh! LOVE the retelling vampire spin on the story! Not that I'm nutso for vampires specifically, just love retellings with new spins.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Its one of my favorite things to do. To reveal the rest of the story! Details about what went on behind the scenes or an element that actualy pulls an obvious non factual story closer into plausabilty.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
In this case, by introducing vampirism. :D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup because in the original tale we dont know why that pomagranate seed trapped her into returning to the underworld. But the imagery of the pomegranate is seductive and blood lust like. Oh I dont know if you noticed but she also has a tiny striped dragon on her shoulders!

Ive added an eye opening change to Midsommer nights dream ,but Ive yet to make that peice so, I wont tell how Ive altered it.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh oh, now I understand. Vampirism does bring it closer to the realm of logic.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Yes. I think you SHOULD sculpt her!!

~D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Actualy I wasnt intending to resculpt this ,but the Persp concept. Ive been practicing makign miniature pomagranantes and I think that started me thinking about it again.
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SIDforshort Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
lovely painting, can't wait to see the sculpting.
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
This is amazing! I love the color palette you used.
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Dezhire Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Oh Wow!!! I love it... I love the Perspherone myth as well. I would love to see you sculpt her!
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:iconlyssiana:
Lyssiana Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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jezviking Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Wow you are so talented! I can imagine how beautiful this must look in real life.
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hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
always impressed when great sculptors also paint great.

i did some persephone as well :) u might take a look.
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eli-law Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
the ruby jewel tones are exquisite :heart:

I too am a big Persephone/Hades myth fan :highfive:
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minak-shpinak Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Awesome painting skills! I would love to see better quality photo, or scan. :) Those stunning deep colors looks to blank on this one. But no doubt, this is GREAT piece. :)
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Addicted2disaster Featured By Owner May 12, 2009   General Artist
looks good. i like the colors you used...so bloody and vampirish.. i like ehr pose & her facial expression as well-so passionate. :+fav:
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Retro-Grade1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!! Amazing rendering and detail! The crimson's are so vivid(imagining seeing it in life)! What scale is this? I love your gallery, you work is just incredible!!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Its a small painting about 13" tall after being cut off its stretcher bars. Oils are the most vivid and deep paints ever!Acrylics cant ever top them.

Thank you:D
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Retro-Grade1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely, oil gives that luminosity that acrylics could never replicate. I thought it was small, but that can be deceiving so I wanted to ask!! I hope you are well, and have a wonderful evening Sleetwealth! Your welcome!!:-):rose:

Ian
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The butterty handling too and they dont seem to get muddy and self contaminate the way acrylics do.
I ahvent painted in a long time,but I miss the smell of linseed oil!haha
Your very kind. I am well;)
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Retro-Grade1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know exactly what you mean. I love the scent of linseed(I use stand) oil too!! Yeah, the feeling of mixing oil is unlike any other, it's almost as much fun painting itself!!! Glad you picked it up again!

and you are very thoughtful also, I'm happy to hear that you are!:blushes:
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aaronpocock Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
very lovely painting Anita, would like to have seen it's colours a bit bolder, I'm sure the photo doesn't do it justice.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah this isnt a good shot. The reds and purples are very deep and rich. Its hard to get clear photos because of the shine on the textures. This is an old snapshot too. with my old camera. Her sleeves have an impasto paint tech used so they have a 3d quality. The rest is painted very flat and smooth.
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aaronpocock Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
I could see as much with a squint.... It's a gorgeous image. I was particularly impressed with the hands.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh this is one of the few I used referance for. Thats my hand holding the pomagranate.
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aaronpocock Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
...cheat! (laughs)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) terrible huh?! If it wernt for that Id have hideous looking hands on there. I did a pomagranate study too on canvas pad. That was my favorite part all those fiddly details in there.
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DameNiSuru Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Isn't her name Persephone?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
eh yes.Spelling is not one of my strong points!:)
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DameNiSuru Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
:) It's okay. VERY nice art, by the way.
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