Classic Mythology II: Helios & Selene

Helios and Selene, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Helios, god of the sun, and Selene, goddess of the moon from the pantheon of Ancient Greece.

Of my 5 artist returns for this set, these are the only 2 finished so far. The others may have to wait until September or after.
Both Helios and Selene are now for sale, if you’re interested in a little sun or moon for your own collection, please see here.

Classic Mythology 2 work in progress, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Classic Mythology 2 cards, work in progress

Hobbit & LotR artwork for Calgary Expo 2014

These preposterously talented gentlemen all appeared at the recent Calgary Expo, and my friend (to whom I owe eternal thanks/ a statue / a kidney) asked if I might like some autographs? The answer was vehement and ebullient and had lots of excited swearing.

So I hastily made these in the hope they wouldn’t mind leaving some sort of mark upon them (an autograph, jammy fingerprints, anything) and as a microcosmically small recognition of their super-ness. ^_^

Update: the Dwarf pictures were finished too late to be autographed, but the gentlemen were given prints of them, and lovely Mark Hadlow (Dori) was even kind enough to give me a special autograph as a ‘thank you’. :D The Hobbits and Elves were signed however, included below are all the scans I have so far.

‘Classic Mythology II’

Basecard painting for the trading card set ‘Classic Mythology II': Persephone & Hades

And the sketch cards that were included in the packs, all based on Ancient Greek mythology:

Snow White

 

'A gift for lips as red as blood'. Snow White, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Snow White, ‘A gift for lips as red as blood’.

Basecard painting for the trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ (2014) for PernaStudios.
In inks, acrylics, gloss medium and 22k gold leaf on 9×12″ treated canvas-board.

Snow White, the Queen, & the Apple

Basecard paintings for the trading card set ‘Spellcasters’ (2013) and ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ (2014) both for PernaStudios.

‘Poisoned Apple’ (The Witch Queen from Snow White): acrylics, gloss mediums, glitter, varnish, iridescent flakes, rubber stamping, rhinestones, and silver filigree on 9×12″ treated canvas.
‘Snow White’ inks, acrylics, gloss medium and 22k gold leaf on 9×12″ treated canvas-board.

A Palace in the Forest

The Palace Hotel of Buçaco: a Romantic palace in Neo-Manueline style, evoking the 16th-century architectural style characterising the peak of the Portuguese Age of Discovery.

The area around the Palace was part of a Carmelite convent established in 1628. The monks not only built a convent but also created a luxurious garden with many species of trees to represent the Earthly Paradise. In 1810 the Napoleonic wars in the Peninsular led to a particularly bloody battle here, Wellington and his men headquartered at the convent.
In the late 1800s there were plans to turn the ancient convent into a royal residence, but difficult political circumstances led to the decision to turn the palace into a hotel, which was built between 1888 and 1907. (Wikipedia)

Of Persephone and Pomegranates

Persephone catches the awful attention of Hades, Lord of the Dead.
Mixed shiny, sparkly media and pomegranates on canvas board, 12 x 8.5″
To be printed as one of the cards in the forthcoming trading card set ‘Classic Mythology 2′ from Perna Studios.

For sale via silent auction (2 days only) on my Facebook art page HERE.

Persephone and Hades, Soni Alcorn-Hender

Hades loved her but Persephone flew from him. Yet he followed and watched her, and devised a way to steal her to be his queen of the dead.

Persephone and Hades (detail), Soni Alcorn-Hender

detail

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