Many of my paintings have a water or underwater feel. This one feels like rich loomy soil bursting with nutrients....fertile, fecund...reminescent of the deep, dark heart of your creative being...with that in mind I attempted to name it. After many tries and long lists of words I decided to get funky and turn one of the adjectives into a feminine name. Viola, Fecundina Maria was born! Okay it is ridiculous..but I liked it...and for a 24 hour period seriously considered it. She is painting number 90 in my inventory; I am running out of dream, tide, flow and currrent ideas. She isn't any of those anyway! Last night I fell back on my roots and googled fertility goddessess and got lots of great lists. I picked Pomona, a Roman goddess, that represents abundance in her role of fertility along with fruit trees and orchards.
I really love the way this painting turned out and don't want to giggle everytime I mention her name. So long Fecundina Maria!!!