20 x 24
Acrylic on Canvas
This paintings name meant ‘flower faced’ in middle welsh and nowadays can be translated into ‘owl’. She was a woman made of flowers meant to love and marry a god. Instead of falling in love with the god, she fell for another. Rather than admit that she wanted to be with another, she and her lover plotted the death and downfall of the god. For her betrayal she was turned into an owl so that the other birds would fear her and she would remain lonely for eternity.
I wanted the paintings overall feeling to remain delicate and gentle. To accomplish that I used a soft blending technique in lilac purple and portrait pink for the background. I used a deep pthalo blue, grey purple and gold coalesced together for the subject and focal point of the piece. These colors help to create the depth and contrast and create the impression almost as if the piece itself has two sides to it. Gentle and endearing but also dark and mysterious. This painting has always been beautiful. It feels loving and affable but there is also a a deeper feeling tucked deep within it. As if it has a secret waiting to be told or a darkness being hidden. I feel like this piece reminds one that beauty is not found on the surface but only when one has a beautiful soul. That’s where true beauty lies.
Each painting comes with a custom frame.
Canvases are not to scale in first photo to show detail.