Finally, I gave in and called this complete. The photo is perhaps not the greatest, I took it in great haste as we ran off to take it to my dad for Easter. This was a request for my father (sort of a commission, he paid for me to go to the UK back in November!) This is supposed to be the Celtic Warrior Queen Boadicea, or otherwise known as Boudica. Her story is very interesting and tragic.
Boadicea was queen of the Iceni tribe, a Celtic tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire around AD 60 - 61. I encourage you to read more about it... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica
50 hours, Oil on wood panel 24" x 36"
Artwork by Vanessa 'Sidonie' Hughes 2015