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Odysseus and Scylla by PinkParasol Odysseus and Scylla by PinkParasol
"Odysseus and Scylla"
40"x30"
oils on wood
August 2012

A commissioned piece for my "Women in Mythology" series. It is the scene from the Odyssey where Odysseus has to make the difficult journey through a narrow passage on his way home, and sail between two monsters. The once beautiful sea nymph turned monster, Scylla on one side. And the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia, a naid turned whirlpool, Charybdis, on the other. Athena is represented as an owl, guiding Odysseus on his journey seen flying in the front of the ship.
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CreeppingDeath Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
EPIC!
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TheStrategos Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wowowowow, this is awesome!!!
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I love this art! Could I commission you to do Talos, the bronze giant forged by Hephaestus?
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PirraAiren Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
<font><font class="">Замечательная работа!!</font></font>:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconjulybabe196:
Great work! It looks as if the ship and it's crew are doomed.
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:iconironsides11:
I've always loved the Odyssey, thank you for bringing it to life so beautifully! :D
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:iconangelichope:
OMG, I like the water and the sky; they are so beautiful and done so lovely, but everything in this picture is, to be fair!!!!:icongrin--plz:
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Quite subtle, but I like the fold of water where Charybdis is. Doesn't look big enough to sink a greek ship, but that's the thing with water hazards. And greek monsters.
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Peridot29 Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talk about bad days. . .
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Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is astounding. Everything about this painting is completely remarkable, from the all the intricate details, the lighitng, and the use (and blending) of colours. Water seems like it is probably one of the hardest things to create in artwork. You painted it beautifully. The fact that this is traditionarl art makes this piece a 1000x more wonderful.
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