Fire Dance (Hestia)


Super picture. I love the colour. Don't take this the wrong way, but I was instantly reminded of Leighton's "Flaming June" painting - it's the impact of the orange I guess. You've captured a dismissive air in her eyes which is brilliant.

Thank you so much Andrew, Andrew C and Collette for your comments on my work.

Fabulous work, gorgeous colour.

A standout painting.

Fabulous, I really like how you use colour and create patterns within patterns, another stunner Marilyn

Love it, beautiful rich colour and patterns.

Thank you so much everyone for your interest in my work - Very much appreciated.

Stunning painting

Love that haughty expression and the movement of her stunning headdress. I also admire the rich sienna colours you have used Marilyn.

Amazing patterns. Love them.

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I decided to transform the hair on this subject into a patterned headdress. Hestia was the Greek goddess of flames and the hearth so self explanatory. Another excuse for pattern work!

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Marilyn De la Cruz

I went to Birmingham Art School straight after leaving school but had not considered my job prospects carefully enough at that age so left and did not consider taking up art again until much later in life. Now that I am retired I have much more time on my hands to paint and hope my artwork brings…

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