Brigid is a Celtic Goddess of light, healing, inspiration and poetry. She has a sacred well (water is a source of healing through her), which is why I've put one in the painting (you can only see a small portion of it here). It is said that wherever she walks, small flowers and shamrocks appear. Isn't that lovely?
Since I'm a writer (trying to learn how to be an artist!), and of Irish heritage, Brigid's always been a source of inspiration to me.
I'm painting Brigid for an online art class I'm taking, Magical Mythical Makings, with artist Tamara LaPorte. What a great teacher!
This is the first time I've worked on a large canvas, 24 x 36, and it's a bit daunting!