This painting of the Morrigan, the Celtic goddess of death, magic, and war, was commissioned by my friend Yuna. It was meant originally for a book cover, but after that idea was dropped, I was given free rein for a portrait of the goddess, and I ran with the strongest image that came to mind.
Luckily I had the luxury of working large (12 by 16 inches) and it was another chance to paint labyrinths—to me, they’re oh-so wonderful for holding magic. I paint these in, freeform, at the stage the painting is 80% done. You can catch this in the following video:
Another video was recorded of the painting of her feathered headdress: