The Unquiet Thought. Acryla gouache & watercolor on paper, 9" x 13".
A while ago, I read that one of Loki's kennings* is 'The Unquiet Thought.' I haven't been able to trace that kenning to its source, but it certainly fits him. There is nothing quiet about Loki. He is restless as the wind. He wanders through the Nine Realms, never truly at peace. His thoughts are haunted, and he haunts the thoughts of others.
This was my first assignment for Rebecca Guay's SmArt School class. She wanted me to use a new medium-- acryla gouache. It's a strange medium. The paint feels almost rough on the brush. I miss the jewel-like clearness of watercolor, but I love the opacity and color of the skin tones I can create with acryla gouache.
*A kenning is a poetic name for something or someone, like calling thunder "Thor's Laughter," or Thor himself "Mjolnir's wielder." Read this article for more about kennings.