This piece is a personal favourite. Most of my paintings, like this one, are intuitive due to the sometimes unpredictable nature of fluid art, and the paintings often evolve as I paint, or the initial stage inspires me to embellish further once the initial pour is dry.
The background of this piece was created using the 'Bloom technique', one of the most advanced techniques in fluid art. The lacing is beautiful and the gold and metallics are wonderfully radiant, yet I felt it needed something. As the background spoke to me of something magical, I painted Selene, who in Greek mythology is the personification of the moon Goddess. She is sensual, powerful, graceful and completely absorbed by the dance.
According to mythology, Selene often drives her moon chariot across the heavens. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun god Helios and the dawn goddess Eos. She was traditionally worshipped on the full and new moon. Selene was very beautiful and well known for her many relationships with men. Whilst she is usually depicted pale faced and in a flowing white gown, I have depicted her silhouette and focused on the femininity of her unclothed form. She often has a halo but I have chosen to show the light radiating across the whole background, illuminating her silhouette in her carefree yet seductive dance.
Selene's Dance is painted on a 10x8" ceramic tile, coated with clear resin for that glass-like finish and backed with felt and hanging hardware.
Care of your Painting
Care of you Painting
For indoor use only.
Do not position in direct sunlight as this may cause yellowing of the resin.
To clean, use a dry or slightly damp microfibre cloth. Do not use cleaning products on the resin, in case of clouding.
Every effort has been made to ensure hanging fixtures are secure, however regular checks are recommended.