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Aphrodite By the Sea by MariaAragon64
Aphrodite By the Sea
Finally!! I finished the larger Aphrodite painting I started after the smaller one (which is now on view at Artomatic till Dec. 12th/2015.  Aphrodite By the Sea, holding a rose. No more no less.  Something beautiful for an ugly news day. (I may have to reshoot this next week for better definition.)
My work is on view at Artomatic 2015 in New Carrollton. It is free and they even have a free shuttle from the New Carrollton Metro station.…005 by MariaAragon64

003 by MariaAragon64
And this is the response I got:

(id removed for the sake of their privacy) said the following:

I took a look at your gallery and I think you're doing a great job. It's not quite the DD skill level yet, but you are very close and I expect that with a bit of development, you'll definitely get to be featured eventually.
Have a good weekend."

And this was my response to 'them':

"I honestly do not know what to say to that after some of the DDs I've seen here already.
Ah well.
Consider my work a lost cause and drop me off your radar.

I'm not going to bother with the folks who run this site.  I've seen some of the work that gets the DD nod and can only wonder what the criteria is, so I'm washing my hands of the whole endeavor and just doing what I want to do.
I've been a deviant for 7 years now by the way.


Maria Aragon
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a self-taught artist and also an Indie author. You can find several of my fantasy novels on and also via Barnes and Noble, but my entire fantasy oeuvre is at

Current Residence: bearing witness to history near Washington, DC
deviantWEAR sizing preference: m
Favourite genre of music: medieval, renaissance to Sinatra to Nat King Cole to the Beatles to Nusrat Ali Khan to ragtime
Favourite photographer: Cameron
Favourite style of art: Renaissance - both early and high
Wallpaper of choice: actually, literally, I love a good fresco
Skin of choice: natural, living skin
Favourite cartoon character: Pixar, Classic Disney animation: Bambi, Pinocchio. Oh, and Wonder Woman!
Personal Quote: I create, therefore I live.

Artomatic Takes Flight - National Airport, Washington, DC.

If you happen to be going through National Airport, visit the Artomatic Takes Flight show. I have a painting on view there: Hermes and the Zephyr.



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kahuella Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thaks for the watch!
ingeline-art Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Llama- important part of life 
that makes me sooo happy!
Ingeline-art cologne :-) (Smile))) Heart Floating Floating Floating Heart 
My newest painting from today :
Angel of hearts:

Angel of hearts by ingeline-art 
costumer-95 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the Watch:love:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, belatedly.
IrieGyal Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
Thank you for Favoriting Holy Mother and Child (gold) and for the llama badge!
LadyTrisha08 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thank you for the 3D Llama Badge !
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Someday maybe I will be honored with a DD.  Someday?  Surely something I've done will pass muster with someone and get submitted and chosen, right?
Doton-Element Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!!!

You have an awesome gallery!!!
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