Little Greek goddesses

Hera and Aphrodite

Hera, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Aphrodite, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Aphrodite and Hera work in progress, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Aphrodite and Hera work in progress

Sketch cards (artist returns) for the Perna Studio set ‘Classic Mythology II’.
Acrylics, pearl media, crystals, 22k gold and silver leaf. 2.5×3.5 inches

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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

‘Classic Mythology II’

Basecard painting for the Perna Studio’s trading card set ‘Classic Mythology II’: Persephone & Hades

And the sketch cards that were done for the set, all based on Ancient Greek mythology:

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

PernaStudios – Classic Mythology I

Original artwork inspired by some of the world’s oldest beliefs that have since passed into myth. For the trading card set ‘Classic Mythology’ by Perna Studios.

‘Isis’ painting for base-card, approx. 8.5 x 12″ mixed media on canvas.

‘Loki’ painting for base-card, approx. 8.5 x 12″ mixed media on canvas.

Sketch cards (2.5 x 3.5″)

Classic Mythology I – stages of work

An abbreviated breakdown of how the shiny sketch cards for the Mythology set were painted.

Work in progress: Arachne and Perseus by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Work in progress: Arachne and Perseus

Classic Mythology I – Isis

Mixed media on canvas, approx 24×29 cms – painted as a basecard for the PernaStudios ‘Classic Mythology’ trading card set.

Isis by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Isis, Mother of Egypt

The work in progress:

Classic Mythology I – Loki

Mixed media on canvas, approx 24×29 cms – painted as a basecard for the PernaStudios ‘Classic Mythology’ trading card set.

‘The Punishment of Loki’:
Far beneath the living world they bound him to the sharpest rocks with the ‘cold intestines of his dead son’.  A monstrous serpent was set guard above him, its mouth perpetually dripping a terrible venom.  Throughout his incarceration Loki’s wife bore a bowl above him to catch the venom, hoping to spare her husband the agony its touch would cause, but after a time the bowl would fill up.  Then she was forced to turn away to empty its dreadful contents, and in those moments the venom would reach Loki’s skin. His pain was so great that his writhing moved the bones of the world and caused earthquakes throughout the lands above.

The Punishment of Loki by Soni Alcorn-Hender

The Punishment of Loki

Legends & Lore

For the Legends & Lore set I decided to go a little retro, i.e. Ancient Greece & Egypt. So for your delectation I present a honey-wrapped sliver of Ancient Egyptian-ness when statement jewellery was BIG, and a plethora of Greek stars from a time when humans were muscly and Gods were nutjobs.

So get some wine, peel some grapes, and command your minstrel to strum his lyre while you daydream across the wine-dark sea.