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Just cleaned more paintings from my collection: these are paintings that I've decided to eliminate completely - I'm going to scrape them down, sandpaper them, and gesso them over so I can reuse the canvas.  If I sold paintings more often via Etsy, then I'd have money for canvas, but no one's buying and I've never heard from anyone in a gallery, so...some paintings are going to disappear.
Best Beloved 2 Panel by MariaAragon64
Best Beloved 2 Panel
Felt like doing a second, moodier version of 'Best Beloved', the first version which is also here.  Athena cradles the head of her favorite priestess Medusa, a somber piece of mourning.
The idea arose from a documentary I watched about the Medusa, in which a female scholar suggested that Athena altered Medusa to protect her from further assaults - from the likes of Poseidon.  It allowed me to approach their relationship from a whole other angle.
oil on masonite
20" x 16"
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.


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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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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!!!
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment.
Typhon--Monster-King Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thanks for the fave!!
EPIllustrations Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hi, thank you so much for the fav :heart:
PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for, the favs and for the watch!:rose:
snuurg Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the collection-add :)
artemismelissa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
:) thanks for the fav, dear <3
MariaAragon64 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting. I've been on this site for 6 years and not a sign of ever getting a Daily Deviant notice, ah well...
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