Fern & Oak


Blodeuwedd // The Five of Cups

The 5 of Cups (Sorrow - loss of a relationship, emotional hurt, a feeling of worthlessness) depicted as Blodeuwedd, Celtic Earth deity and flower goddess who was created from flowers to wed Llew (son of Araianhod) but caused his death and was transformed into an owl.

I painted this relatively quickly as the background did not take long (lots of wet work with drips and inks). This piece has a very melancholy feel to it, and I was inspired by Goya for the composition.

The reference to the 5 cups is very subtle in this piece – if you look closely (and I may need to touch this up to be clearer) there are 5 cups etched into the tree stump.