Monday, August 31, 2009

Fata Morgana

I haven't previously touched Arthurian legend, but here is Morgan le Fay:

Fata Morgana, 2009, brush, ink & acrylic on card, 10" x 8".

The piece wasn't quite working until I added the acrylic color washes. Now, I think it's much better.

Fata Morgana (aka Morgan le Fay) was the shapeshifting half-sister of King Arthur. This piece came out looking unexpectedly Pre-Raphaelite, which made me think of Arthurian legends & so on. Maybe I'll do others...

Apparently, a Fata Morgana is also a type of optical illusion or mirage.

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