The Owl, Blodeuwedd by flowerelfe
This is inspired by a Welsh legend about Blodeuwedd, who was created out of flowers by a magician. I'm fascinated by this legend and have painted various images of Blodeuwedd over the years. She is a tragic figure - created specifically to be the wife of a king, but she fell in love with someone else ... and she was punished for this by being turned into an owl.
I've used some irridescent acrylic on this but unfortunately this surface effect doesn't show in the scan.