This year is going to be an exciting time! With the main set of paintings now complete for the Ladies of the Months, it's time for me to move on to the next phase of this project I've been looking forward to for a long time!
The Alternate Ladies
When I was first creating my main paintings for the Ladies of the Months series, there were a lot of concepts I had to ditch either because they didn't fit the Art Nouveau style or there were just too many concepts that I had to choose something different!
Now, the Ladies of the Months art book I'm planning presents me with an opportunity to indulge these ideas and break the rules of Art Nouveau! I'm planning several alternate pieces for a few of my Ladies that are going to be darker, more surreal, more conceptual, and more painterly in nature.
For example, when I originally thought of Lady of March's concept as the Lady of Resurrection, I thought of her connection to water, her power over life and death. I got the image of this Lady submerged in water, with her reflection showing her connection to death. This was incorporated as a very subtle skeleton in her original painting, but in her alternate, I'd like to make this theme even stronger.
Lady of March's Alternate Painting Thumbnails.
This is just one example of how I'm going to push the concepts of the Ladies to be something even more conceptual, more dark and beautiful, and frankly more of the kind of art I want to be painting!
In addition to these alternate paintings, each section of the book dedicated to a Lady will feature spot images tied to her theme. I want each section to be a sacred devotion to Her and the spiritual aspects she represents and to highlight her associated stones and flowers.
More to Come!
I'll be revealing more of this art as the project evolves, with more creative notes being shared exclusively with my Patreon Patrons.
I hope you all are as excited about this ambitious endeavor as I am! It's going to be the capstone of this project and I can't wait to show you more!