"Aphrodite"

Alice McMahon

Galena, United States

Artist's Description

A tribute to The Goddess Marilyn, from my “Black Butterfly” series. From a reference photograph of the last sitting by Bert Stern. Charcoal and pastel on mylar drafting film, 20 × 16″ The butterflies in this case symbolize the artist’s muse – and also are a premonition of the death of the goddess.

The drafting film is translucent, so I have used a white paper under the film for brightness on this ethereal subject. I work on the frosted side of the paper for tooth. The mylar lends a lovely soft effect.

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