Finally finished another painting! My work schedule has been brutal and combined with continued work on the new house I've had NO time for art. I made the decision to change over to a position that allows 12 hour so I only need to work three days a week! For the first time in years I actually get to see my husband AND I've been getting some art done!
This is another painting referencing myth stories....this time with the goddess Freyja as the subject. With stories of Freyja's chariot being drawn by cats (some say blue cats) I pictured her as a crazy cat lady. The necklace she's wearing represents Brisingamen (the necklace Freyja obtained from the dwarves and the boa references the falcon feathered cloak Freyja is said to wear.
The boar was added to reference the boar Hildisvini that Freyja rides into battle and other than the necklace that boar was my favorite part of the painting to do. My 2 cats were models for all of the cats (mainly for lighting purposes).....body shapes and colors were adjusted to create a variety of blue cats. The only ones not altered are the two cats on the sofa fascinated by the boar.
The painting is oils on a 36" x 48" canvas. I still think I could stand to boost the shadows a bit, but here is anyway: