Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Goddess Amaterasu



Amaterasu, goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology, was a beautiful and compassionate goddess who ruled both the sun and the heavenly fields of rice that fed the Japanese people. I used my son's beautiful girlfriend, Yasasha, as a model because she seems so much like this goddess. Her mother who grew up on Okanawa, graciously wrote Amaterasu in calligraphy for me to paint onto her Kimono.

3 comments:

Pao Mateo said...

wow..what a great start on your series and blog! :) truly a beauty! :) congrats! yay!

p.s. your son is lucky to have a pretty girlfriend ;p

Artist's Block Studios - Christine Alane said...

wow...what a beautiful painting!

Gail Alexander said...

I really like your use of complimentary colors in this painting. She looks like a very happy goddess with the vivid colors.