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Little Diana of Themyscira WIP 3 & 4

Little Diana of Themyscira WIP 4smallerMost of the work on her mum and the out-of-focus horse’s head is done… now to refine gorgeous little Diana (:


Padme at Bench Art Park


Seraphim was recently invited to place some more of my art at Bench Art Park. The curator, there, Pearl Grey, liked the 3 works of mine that Seri had placed last time, so much, she has left them up. Seri and I chose my portrait of fabulous Natalie Portman as ‘Padme’, and Seri placed it above my 3 works she’d previously had hung there. It looks great, there, though this photo doesn’t do it justice, so, here it is as I posted it, here, 18 months ago…


… she’s one of my favourite portrait paintings (:

Little Diana of Themyscira WIP 3


Little Diana and her fabulous mum, Hippolyta, are coming along nicely. I really love this scene… Hippolyta (who loves her little Diana to bits, as do all the Amazons) is confidently explaining to Diana why she doesn’t need to fear anything, and doesn’t need to learn to fight… Diana is looking knowingly at her aunt, Antiope, who is Hippolyta’s sister (as are all the Amazons), and her General, because she knows Antiope wants to start training her, which, of course, she does, secretly, for several years before Hippolyta finds out.

Little Diana of Themyscira WIP 2


A few hours work later… been loving working on this between morning (glorious Saturday) chores… have to go and do more chores, don’t want to leave this lovely, heart-warming painting, but look forward to getting back soon. This is, of course, gorgeous wee Diana, and her stunning mummy, the Queen of the Amazons… there are so many fabulous woman in this movie, I just love it to bits! The soundtrack for this painting has been the gorgeous album The Very Best of the Ronettes… glorious, chugging, soulful R&B/Rock & Roll (:

Little Diana of Themyscira WIP

Three days ago, I got my iTunes pre-order of Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. I watched it, for the first time, that night. Those of you familiar with my tastes will not be surprised that I fucking love this movie! I adored Gal Godot’s Wonder Woman in Batman versus Superman… she was the best part of the film, and have been hanging out for Wonder Woman… I was not disappointed. It is a fabulous movie, on so many levels. There are so many scenes I want to paint! I’m starting with super-adorable wee-kid Diana, with her fabulous warrior-queen mum (:


… this wee Diana is so gorgeous, such a confident, knowing little sweety… but, then, she is Zeus’s daughter, even if she doesn’t know it, yet (:


The Mage


The Mage WIP


My favourite character from King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (: