Young Carravogue by Lynnette Shelley

“Young Carravogue”
12.5×15” approx
Mixed Media on Canson pastel paper (oil pastels, colored pencils, liquid gold leaf and a touch of acrylic)

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I have the opportunity to submit some work to a juried art show with a theme of gods and goddesses. Six female artists and six male artists will be chosen for the show so I am working on a couple of pieces to see if I my work can be at the gallery. My first goddess has a Celtic origin (the second one I am thinking of doing is Egyptian).

Other Names: Garbhog, Gheareagain.
Location: Ireland, Britain.
Description: Local Crone Goddess from County Meath who was transformed into a huge snake for eating forbidden berries. Her original purpose is basically lost in modern times because her stories became so absorbed by Christian legends which attempt to make her a Celtic Eve. It is believed St. Patrick tampered with her legends, which show that St. Patrick killed her with holy water that melted her, but from which she will arise from again. One of the many legends St. Patrick tampered with was that she was originally a virgin Goddess of spring who banished each year the crone she would eventually become in order to further his own aims. She is associated with the number 9.
Rules Over: Self-responsibility, reincarnation, earth magick.

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Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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    BLYTHARTabout 4 years ago

    I love the designs on the neck and arm.

  • Sandra Fisher
    Sandra Fisherabout 4 years ago

    This is a stunning piece of art, I love it.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent. I love the colors you used in this. Outstanding piece.

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    she came ouit so well, great snake too !Liz)

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  • PaoloFranco
    PaoloFrancoabout 4 years ago

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Lynnette!

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisabout 4 years ago

    That snake is superb Lynnette. Another beautiful piece of artwork :) ~ Anni

  • KazM
    KazMabout 4 years ago

    Great Goddess, Goodluck

    Magical Mixed Media
    Delightfully Drawn & Detailed

  • Michele Meister
    Michele Meisterabout 4 years ago

    great work !!

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