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The daughter of Demeter, goddess of summer returns from the underworld, and spring arrives.


Acrylic on canvas, 40x32"

with many, many thanks to *signalbox for use of his photograph as a reference.

*update* i got back the print i ordered for myself and realised just how red it had come out, so i've fixed the tones in photoshop and resubmitted it. this looks more like the original, i think.
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bananaprincess Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
What's intersting is that the world she's returning to looks as the underworld might. I like that green grass is sprouting where she's kneeling down. This is a much stronger looking Persephone than is usually shown, and I like your version, since in ancient dramas and myths where she appears she is extremely powerful as goddess of the dead.
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gromyko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
brilliantly executed...i surely love her pose!!!
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BlackDogStrut Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
very impressive
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:iconvirtu-imagery:
Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...this looks fantastic.
You got the photo down well .
Great brush work.
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
much belated thanks :hug:
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:iconsinth:
sinth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004
i love seeing inspiration, welldone maxine
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner May 1, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :) i like being inspired! :D
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ibleedpoetry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
Excellent work! It has a native american feel to it for me with the girl's appearance and the natural life surrounding her. Great choice in colors, too. I love the background and the bark on the tree. I also love the way her hair turns into the background on the right. Nice balance and overall wonderfully done!

Smiles,
Andrea
*ibleedpoetry
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner May 1, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou for a lovely comment! i may take a while to reply to them, but it really is appreciated! i hadn't thought about native american before, i had greek in my mind when i painted this, but i see what you mean! glad you like :)
:kiss:
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flesh-was-sweet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004
You've done acrylic paint justice here!

Well done - i like it - it looks great - especially the woodland at the bottom of the painting - it is so realistic :)
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou, i think the foreground took me the least time to paint, mainly because it was so much fun to do, not needing to be quite as accurate as the figure. i'm really glad you like this! :hug:
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TheSilverSunbeam Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004
The texture of the tree really gets my attention. Wow!!!!! Of course, every part of the painting is a part of a masterpiece, and I'm not saying that because of the reference or anything. It's a great painting, and deserves to sell many prints. All the waiting has been worth it to see such a cool image. Congrats, Maxine! :D

:hug:
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
awww, thanks hun... y'know it really didn't feel finished without a comment from you, i'm so glad you approve! :hug:
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curlyfreaq Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
You've done it much justice! You made it into color :omg: and its so beautiful! Sky looks menacing, its great. Really really great job.

Adios
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
:kiss: :bow: thanks for appreciating it! :)
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bitterness-the-star Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2004  Hobbyist
yay it's finished! it looks great! :D
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: thanks! :)
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:iconkillgirl:
killgirl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004   Traditional Artist
nice. breast on the left looks alot better, took on a more real shape with the shading coming down more.

i do appriciate the time this took. good work.
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :) i appreciate the critiques too!
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stars-burn Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2004   Writer
This is just gorgeous. I'm so glad to see the final after watching all the stages. So very well done :hug: congrads on a beautiful finish:+favlove:
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for this and all your wonderful comments all the way through :hug: it's very appreciated
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:iconbuildingclimber:
buildingclimber Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2004
You do beautiful work Jim.:+fav:
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
and you leave wonderful comments terry! :) thanks for the :+fav:s on this and so many of the previous versions, it's been a wonderful encouragement :hug:
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buildingclimber Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
you keep painting my friend.. I'm expecting you to get rich someday and invite me over for a visit. :mwahaha:
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
:) if i get rich remind me, and i will!
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:iconbuildingclimber:
buildingclimber Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
deal ;)
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MrIQ Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2004
I take it, it's finally finished? And looking real good as I've already said before. :) And it's not just because of the nudity. ;)
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:iconmaxine:
maxine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
well, the painting is finished at least, i might have one more go at perfecting the photograph, as i think she's come out a little orange in this one, but that's a minor thing. thanks for all the encouragement on the way through! :hug:
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MrIQ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
It was all my pleasure. :)
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rave-cat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2004
Looks like a nude photograph I saw called something like Walking from Wonderland or something. Nice, but I would use more contrasting and smooth, maybe lighter and paler colours, and darken around her eyes. Really nice peice.
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maxine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the comment :) you'll probably be thinking of 'waking to a dream' by * signalbox, a good online friend of mine who kindly gave his permission to use it as my inspiration. i think the detail shows up better on the original, being a photograph of a real painting it's hard to get a perfect view, but thanks for the ideas :)
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rave-cat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
>3 Yeah it was that photograph. But I agree with you: you did well on this even thoguh the photograph, being a photo, has more detail- I think you made up for it anyways in your varied colour. ^_~
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