Acrylic paint on 46cm x 36cm stretched canvas.
The Bean Shidh (Scottish for Banshee) is one of two entries for Howden park Centre’s Fables and folktales exhibition. The composition uses single point perspective to draw the eye of the viewer into the middle. The figure is an oddly coloured version of my daughter who looks back from the painting out of teary eyes, teary eyes that can’t quite look straight at the viewer.
A Bean Shidh in Scottish legend was forebringer of bad news who was often seen near water. She was often referred to as the Washer Woman because she would be seen washing the clothes of the soon to be departed.