“Chartreuse Charlotte I”

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Haitian Vodou lwa Miss Charlotte in a Chartreuse Green Gown. Oil color pencil on Acrylic linen paper. 18x24in. Copyright c. 2013

Haitian Vodou lwa Miss Charlotte in a Chartreuse Green Gown. Oil color pencil on Acrylic linen paper. 18x24in. Copyright c. 2013

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“Dark Star”

Veve for Mambo Mayanet from Societe Le Vie.

A Veve for Mambo Mayanet from Societe Le Vie. White China Marker on Red&Black Gessoed Canvas. 18x24in. Copyright c. 2013

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Sacred Veve symbol for Haitian Vodou spirit Marinette Bwa Cheche, a once living Mambo who became a Vodou lwa after her physical death. She is said to be an aggressive, powerful entity that may appear in the form of an Owl. She is Guardian of the Lougarou, (the werewolves,) evil spirits that eat away at people. Mambo Marinette is also said to be a healer and helpful to her faithful serviteurs. Some Vodouisants in Haiti have her as a family lwa which is inherited and passed down to them from one generation to the next. She is also a lwa of secret society and feared by many who serve the lwa….

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“Papa Simbi’s Coil”

Vodouisant Bokor Marco Bergmann guarded by Papa Simbi. Pencil and Oil on Acrylic Linen Paper. 18x24 in. Copyright c. 2013

Vodouisant Bokor Marco Bergmann guarded by Papa Simbi. Pencil and Oil on Acrylic Linen Paper. 18×24 in. Copyright c. 2013

My portrait of Vodouisant Bokor Marco Bergmann of Societe Le Vie.

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“Acassan”

A creamy delicacy that originates from the Taino Indians, Acassan!!

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“Portrait Of A Bokor”

Portrait Of A Bokor

Portrait sketch for Bokor Marco Bergmann of Societe Le Vie. Pen on drawing paper. 18x24in. Copyright c. 2013

Portrait sketch for Bokor Marco Bergmann of Societe Le Vie. Pen on drawing paper. 18x24in. Copyright c. 2013

My preliminary pen sketching for my upcoming portrait of Bokor and Vodouisant Marco Bergmann!

Bokor Marco’s webpage: http://www.bokormarco-voodoo.de.vu/

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“Viridian Rose”

Liquid Clear Oil paint and oil colour on canvas sheet. 18x24in. copyright c. 2013

Liquid Clear Oil paint and oil colour on canvas sheet. 18x24in. copyright c.2013

A lovely sacred veve for Haitian Vodou spirit Mademoiselle Charlotte, bordered by Viridian green Roses…..

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“Agwe Red Eyes”

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Agwe Red Eyes

Haitian Vodou Lwa Agwe Ge Rouge. Copyright c. 2013

Haitian Vodou Lwa Agwe Ge Rouge. Oil on canvas sheet 45x60in. Copyright c. 2013

My Oil Colour portrait of Vodou lwa Agwe Ge Rouge. He is adorned in a decorative blue tunic and Kolye, a sacred bead necklace worn by vodouisants. He rises from the ocean with implements of the water which is his kingdom and Ogoun’s machete guards him…..

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“The Ge Rouge Famille”

Haitian vodou lwa Agwe Red Eyes copyright c. 2013

Haitian vodou lwa Agwe Red Eyes. Oil on canvas 45x60in. Copyright 2013

Erzulie Red Eyes, as her own spirit. Original Oil painting on Canvas sheet. Copyright c. 2011

Erzulie Red Eyes, as her own spirit. Oil on Canvas 18X24in. Copyright c. 2011

Erzulie Ge Rouge as Mama Dantor

Dantor Ge Rouge Oil On Canvas 9x12in. Copyright 2010

Haitian Vodou spirit Ogoun Red Eyes. Oil colour on canvas sheet. Copyright c.2013

Haitian Vodou spirit Ogoun Red Eyes. Oil on canvas 45x50in. Copyright c.2013

Red Eye spirit possession. Graphite pencil on paper. 18x24in. c. 2012

Red Eye spirit possession. Graphite pencil on paper. 18x24in. c. 2012

My artistic interpretation of Damballah Red Eyes. Oil on Canvas sheet. Copyright c. 2011

My artistic interpretation of Damballah Red Eyes. Oil on Canvas 18x24in. Copyright c. 2011

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“Hurt Heart”

Hurt Heart

Hurt Heart

My Pen and Ink Illustration of Erzulie Red Eyes, a spirit that doesn’t speak and curls up her fists crying and sad for all the frustration and pain in life. She is said to be a powerful Vodou lwa and magick worker.

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“Agwe Red Eyes, A Living Portrait”

Agwe Red Eyes A Living Portrait

Haitian Vodou Spirit of the water, Agwe Red Eyes. Oil color on canvas detail.

Haitian Vodou Spirit of the water, Agwe Red Eyes. Oil color on canvas detail.

Agwe Red Eyes A Living Portrait

I read or heard somewhere in art books that my favorite painter Da Vinci, would use Red as his base colour in oil painting a portrait, because our human blood is red of course. And a portrait can be in any style the artist wants it to be. But it makes sense that if you want to go deeper than following norms of typical art styles or rules, and you want your picture to live and breathe. You mimic the parts of the human flesh and body in the colors of your paint. So he would paint Red as his base color for blood and then paint the tones of muscle, bone contours and flesh over the blood red base colour. To me this sounds like what I’d call a “living portrait” because you are creating a soul and energy in your portrait when your intent is to recreate life and flesh in your painting. The picture lives! I am using this Red base colour method in my portrait for Agwe Red Eyes and I want his eyes, face and flesh to come alive in my picture for him. I am working with a Cadmium Red Deep base glaze and Burnt Umber for my shading and contours. His flesh will be a beautiful Jaune Brilliantine and Van Dyke Brown mixture. He is dressed in a decorative Sea Blue tunic, one of his sacred colours, draped in Kolye and his eyes are a base glaze of fiery Red! A living portrait for Agwe Ge Rouge and a good work in progress!!

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