Acrylic painting In Placid Waters (I'll Forever Wait for You) by Carolina Seth

In Placid Waters (I'll Forever Wait for You)

NAIADES, (from Greek naiein, “to flow”), in Greek mythology, were nymphs of flowing water—springs, rivers, fountains, lakes.
Gods and mortals alike—have fallen under the enchantment of their beauty and grace.

Just as they draw strength from their watery homes, the waters where a Naiad lives are said to absorb some of her magical qualities. Water from a Naiad’s home can heal the sick, inspire poets and prophets, and bring fertility to young women or crops.

If a Naiad is provoked, her anger is reflected in her waters. She can make water simmer with the heat of her fury, and she can unleash flash-floods or droughts upon her enemies. She can also change the quality of her water, making it yellow and wretched with sulfur, or white and sweet, like milk. Occasionally, she might undertake grander transfigurations such as hiding a lover by turning him into an echo or hiding by transforming into a stream.

Mixed Media (watercolor, colored pencils, acrylic) on watercolor paper. 5" x 7" (12.75 x 18 cm). Private collection.