"Scoured and stripped of all pretence
Shorn of all illusion
I offer nothing in my defence
You may draw your own conclusions
I learned how to sustain myself in storms."
Mike Scott, The Waterboys
A historical fantasy painting that has an element of metaphor to it and should not necessarily be taken completely at face value.
This image is hand painted in Corel Painter using just three brushes - opaque detail acrylic, soft blender and variable splatter airbrush - plus a few finishing touches in Photoshop.
The orginal image is 5000 x 3500 pixels and so is suitable for high resolution printing.
Prints of this image are availale at sizes up to A2: