Exploring spirituality somewhere between the Emerald Isle and the Black Land....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Papyrus Painting

I've fallen in love with the imagery of the Egyptian gods. But who can blame me? They're striking, to say the least. I've long wanted some nice statues of the Netjeru for my shrine, but since I can't afford to go out and but any, I decided to paint images of them instead. Creativity is my favorite and in my opinion the most meaningful form of devotion, so while I admire (and pine after) their statuary, I also welcome the chance to create something beautiful on their behalf.

Before diving in and painting images of my Beloveds and other Names of Netjer, I thought it would be best to first get a little practice painting on papyrus. Here is the finished product of my first attempt, a winged disk:


  1. This really beautiful.

    First attempt? Soon you will be selling your work to buy the statues want! Seriously!

    What medium have you painted in here?

    p.s. I also like the colours that you have chosen for this piece

    1. Thank you! Hearing that is reassuring, since my goal is to to paint papyrus to sell. Hopefully I can get there soon. :)

      I used acrylics and ink. I wish the lines came out more even, but papyrus has an interesting texture that I'm unused to painting on!