Ron x2


Ron Gallegos stopped by my studio at the Firehouse Art Center this afternoon to pick up a portrait. He had a beard when I did the painting!


Lady of Ephesus

blue artemis

Mono print hand cut stencil of Ephesus, Turkish mother goddess.

From wikipedia:

At Ephesus in Ionia, Turkey, her temple became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was probably the best known center of her worship except for Delos. There the Lady whom the Ionians associated with Artemis through interpretatio graeca was worshipped primarily as a mother goddess, akin to the Phrygian goddess Cybele, in an ancient sanctuary where her cult image depicted the “Lady of Ephesus” adorned with multiple rounded breast-like protuberances on her chest. They have been variously interpreted as multiple accessory breasts, as eggs, grapes, acorns,[64] or even bull testes.[65][66] Excavation at the site of the Artemision in 1987–88 identified a multitude of tear-shaped amber beads that had adorned the ancient wooden cult image or xoanon.[67] In Acts of the Apostles, Ephesian metalsmiths who felt threatened by Saint Paul’s preaching of Christianity, jealously rioted in her defense, shouting “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”[68] Of the 121 columns of her temple, only one composite, made up of fragments, still stands as a marker of the temple’s location. The rest were used for making churches, roads, and forts.

Hot Pink Cats

Pink Shakey

More fun with the Shakey the cat stencil.

I picked up some inexpensive acrylic paint because there are colors in the cheaper stuff that you don’t find in the more expensive, better quality Liquitex and Utrecht. I found neon pink, bright magenta, metallic greens and blues, some of which I used for the print above.

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