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The Fates // Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune card represents a turn for the better and an end result of past actions. The wheel is without rule, governed by the fates so of course I went with The Fates for the goddesses of this card. In Greek mythology, the Fates (also know n as the Moirai) were destiny incarnated as three white robed women. Responsible for the thread of life for every mortal, I really liked the symbolism of the large spinning wheel and the composition of this painting.

It didn’t take too long to paint once I’d finished the spinning wheel although I was disappointed that you can’t see the red “thread of destiny” too clearly when it is layered over the brown so I may re-work it a little a later date.