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Melusine, a character in European folklore, is identified as a spirit of sacred fresh water springs and rivers. When classically displayed in full figure, she is usually depicted as a fish or a serpent from the waist down; less often, she is represented as a full-fledged mermaid. Sometimes Melusine sports wings or a double tail as well.___________________________________________
According to the most well-known legend, Melusine is one of a set of triplets, the others being Palatyne and Mellor. Their beautiful mother, Pressyne, was a fay creature who sometimes took the form of a human woman. King Elynas of Scotland saw her in that form in a forest while out hunting. He was instantly smitten with the lovely creature. Pressyne agreed to marry him if, were she to give birth to any children, he promised never to enter her chamber during her confinement or when she bathed the children. He broke his promise and Pressyne took the three girls to Avalon to be brought up as magickal creatures.________________________________________
This is a portrait of the young Melusine, painted with blue woad for a ritual, as she might have appeared while growing up in Avalon. ___________________________________________
Digital oil portrait adapted from an original photograph shot October 23, 2010.________________________________________ This is an ART for Cancer Group image. 25% of all sales of this picture will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.