31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 4

Art, Pastel

The word for the day is Spell. In this instance I think of the three Graeae sisters in mythology. I loved learning mythology in school. Also, I was a big fan of all of Ray Harryhausen’s work. Jason and the Argonauts, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the Golden Voyage of Sinbad and Mighty Joe Young to name a few. He brought so many creatures to life.

The Graeae were three sisters in Greek mythology, who shared one eye and one tooth among them. Their names were Deino (dread), Enyo (horror) and Pemphredo (alarm). They were the daughters of the sea gods Phorcys and Ceto, and sisters of the Gorgons. They took turns using their eye and their tooth. They didn’t cast spells, but they were witches.

In Clash of the Titans, the sisters were always arguing over who had the eye next. I think of them arguing, “Give me the eye! It’s my turn with the eye.” In fighting, they dropped their eye and Perseus stole it from them. Serves them right for not learning to share.

Strathmore pastel paper (salmon color) 400 series. 9×12 I limited my palette time and worked FAST! #HTP31in31img_8100

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