Lisa the Shield Maiden by David Bowers

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David Bowers

Lisa the Shield Maiden


60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

Oil on panel

  • FWSD Award

My amazing friend, Lisa, was kind enough to pose for this painting.  I believe she had the perfect look and build for a Shield Maiden.  Her DNA revealed that most of her ancestors were from Norway and Sweden, so we both thought that she would be perfect for this painting. Her costume was completely pieced together from artifacts found on-line, etc.  I'm entering it in the Imaginative Realism Category because this image is almost completely made up.  I rarely copy directly from life or from photographs.  For this reason my paintings usually take 4 to 6 weeks to complete because I change things constantly while I paint.