The Mirror of Illusion by chrisdown
This picture has two titles. Just to be awkward. The Mirror of Illusion is a song that I really like by the band Hawkwind and I did feel that it was quite appropriate for this picture. It is also called Dark Angel. What she sees in the mirror is an alter ego that she did not realize she had. She does not recognize the person who looks back from the mirror. It represents a period of change. I do intend the character to crop up in other paintings.
The reference for this picture was from a picture I took of the model Heidi who can be found on http://www.myspace.com/heidi_trinity