I'm on a mission to finish all the oil paintings I began last year. Or was it two years ago? Crap, time flies.
Anyway, this is the completed version of this: [link]
. One down, a dozen to go. This one was no picnic. Made me remember why I stopped painting on canvas and thinning my paints with linseed oil. Not only is it a pain, the scans look like crud. For which I apologize.
Methinks it's back to nice smooth illustration board and stinky chemicals for me!
Oil on canvas, 11x14". Closeups: [link]
This piece is heavily rooted in Buddhism. The helmet is referenced partly from an ancient Buddhist statue, the jewel on her forehead is Buddhist, and the tattoo on her hand is the Endless Knot, one of the Eight Auspicious Signs, which symbolizes the unity of wisdom, great compassion, and the illusory character of time.