You probably know the myth of Leda and the swan. However I wanted to paint Nemesis and the swan. Zeus, the Greek god, didn’t catch her by seduction, but by disguising as a swan. He so-called fled to escape from an eagle. He played along to protect her innocence. Nemesis is also the goddess of justifiable revenge. I wanted to catch in one look strength, vulnerability and a mother’s intuition. This beautiful young model I met, I asked to radiate the wonderment of a conceivable pregnancy, combativeness and at the same time seduction. She was very inspiring. While I was painting Nemesis, this model actually conceived, what a serendipity.
A videoclip of this painting at Instagram #gabriellewestrapaintings