Three aspects of the Goddess: Maiden, Mother and Wisewoman (or Crone) read from a Book of Mysteries as they hold hands They sit in a meadow of grasses with ripened seed. For me this painting is religious art, a celebration of the stages of a woman’s life, and also a representation of life continuing through the generations of women – Grandmother, mother, daughter, and of course the child of unknown sex that the Mother carries beneath her green gown. I painted a deer and bear in the woods, quietly watching them, and I put a fox in the ripened seed heads of grass at the Wisewoman’s feet. The feeling is one of being part of the fullness of life in a late summer day.
This richly colored watercolor is beautifully framed in simple, slightly distressed brown-black wood with a gold bevel. I hand decorated the mat with vines and ferns on an ocher yellow panel. The painting size is 19.25″ high x 21.5″ wide and the framed size is 28″ x 30.25″.