Severa – Carola Septima
Why Severa ?
Carola Septima, or SEVERA is the 7th (septime) portrait of the eyes of the enigmatic Carola. I completed her early in 2019 and for some unknown reason (I suspect the pandemic was one of them) I had never published her.
I had been willing to use a very different palette on one of my Carolas. On this one I used 3 greys, white, black and red. I wanted to work from something sober (black, white and greys) which I would enliven with red and gold.
I added a classical entrelac border, in slightly warmer, earthy tones.
I dropped many gold speckles (Should I have have named her Danae?) to add joy and light to her stare. And went to work.
The rays of gold, symbols of thunder of wealth, are made of bronze rods and gold foil. I added them after the whole piece had been flipped and completed.
The Carola Series
Carola Septima is part of my series of Carolas I completed in 2019.