The Phenomenon of Three.
I captured the background image around midday with a Samsung S1050 Compact Camera and edited it in Photoshop Elements 2.
The HDR work on this was done by creating multi layers of almost every object imported, making many layers of subtle light changing colour to create the real time effect. The original scene was daylight, made into a moon lit scene with all full Moon effects imported and worked up. All HDR is by hand not separate software.
I try to begin… I am shaking in fear,
Such contrasts of time, and distance,
I paint hoping it will never end, then wondering if it ever will….
I push hard to finish…. I am delayed by errors,
Isn’t three a force of nature to be reckoned with!Inspiring, firing, maintaining and finishing us off completely to begin it all again!
This painting is a salute to the number three, and to the essence of all that nurturance of life in this way…
that is Mother to me giving birth to it ALL!
This is also my prayer for “me” to become more deeply understanding that God is Female, just as she is also male.
The background was taken with this picture already in mind as an idea and I travelled out of my home county to Dunster Castle to get the blank background shot! Taken in the day time, I worked it into a moonlit scene and added the Moon by “drawing/painting” in photoshop. As you may guess, the dress that you see on the “Spiritual lady (Mother)” is the same dress (recoloured). Also, the Tiger, Swan and Peacock- The Tiger as far as I know is meant to symbolise raw passion, which is tamed and channelled by the most feisty and wondrous of the female trinity of Goddesses in Vedic understanding. The Peacock belongs to the left Hand goddess in green, and symbolises the vanity we humans have which needs to be tamed in order to progress spiritually. And the Swan, she represents discrimination between that which is false, partially true and absolutely universally True.