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Freya. This is part of a goddess series I am doing. Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 11.5 inches.

I got a real 70s vibe when I was painting her... it kind of bothered me.

"In Norse mythology, Freya is a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses. She is the patron goddess of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality and was called upon in matters of love. She loves music, spring and flowers, and is particularly fond of the elves (fairies). Freya is one of the foremost goddesses of the Vanir."

"Her attributes are the precious necklace of the Brisings, which she obtained by sleeping with four dwarfs, a cloak (or skin) of bird feathers, which allows its wearer to change into a falcon, and a chariot pulled by two cats. She owns Hildesvini ("battle boar") which is actually her human lover Ottar in disguise. Her chambermaid is Fulla. Freya lives in the beautiful palace Folkvang ("field of folk"), a place where love songs are always played, and her hall is Sessrumnir. She divides the slain warriors with Odin: one half goes to her palace, while the other half goes to Valhalla. Women also go to her hall."

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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
I can't say this enough Lee, I ADORE your paintings!
It's the colours, the movement, the strength of the subject - everything really!
She looks confident & powerful. Can't wait to see more in this series...
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
awww thanks!! you keep a girl in business with your commentary :)
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
One day... Yes one day I'll have some cash & I'll be buying something of yours...
Really, I love your style... Just does something for me =D
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li-lith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
great job :clap: a like her hair and eyes :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks proud and sure of herself. Lovely depiction of a powerful goddess!
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wendyf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
She sure does get around!!!:D Love the hair(another redhead).
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Wendy :aww:
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Sadisticbarbiedoll Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007   Writer
Her skin is made up of such lovely tones. And her expression is gorgeous. Great job :D
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
She is lovely though I admit the back and foreground around do have a 70s vibe but hey if there was a Goddess influencing the 70s Freya a goddess of love and fertility that loves music, spring and flowers sounds just about RIGHT lol
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yes I guess she was the original flower power sex kitten LOL it all makes sense to me now!!
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
YOpYop =D
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AJ43837 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
I think you did a great job!! especially on her skin tone and hair!
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks cos I think the skin is a little nasty!!
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AJ43837 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
oh, i think it rocks! painting people...is a feat I have yet to accomplish. lol :) nice work
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