It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a Phoenix .
(Image courtesy of Thaneeya McArdle ~ Creator of The Art Colony and art education site, Art-is-fun.com).
We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style".
This Challenge is open to all artists, whatever your medium.
Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art created by one reference/inspiration photo!
In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity. While the phoenix typically dies by fire in most versions of the legend, there are less popular versions of the myth in which the mythical bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. According to some legends, the phoenix could live over 1400 years before rebirth. Herodotus, Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Pope Clement I, Lactantius, Ovid, and Isidore of Seville are among those who have contributed to the retelling and transmission of the phoenix motif.
In the historical record, the phoenix "could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life".
Love all the patterns on your piece, Shell!
Beautiful piece, Psicadelia, love the way you did the feathers...
Love it how your flowers and swirls give your phoenix a friendly image, Sze...
Your colour use and the pose of your phoenix truly add some drama to the atmosphere in your piece, Cat, it feels like in the under-world....
And eh Jayne...still waiting for your addition...I know you can do it!