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Anyone who has followed my work knows that I draw a great deal of inspiration from mythology, especially from Celtic and British mythology, and most especially from Welsh mythology. For many years I have sought to create the perfect image of the Welsh Goddess Blodeuwedd or Blodeuedd, a Goddess spoken of in the Welsh Mabinogion myth cycle.

A while back I posted a painting of Blodeuedd that I had done as part of a series of Goddess paintings, for which I used a photo of Quinne Suicide (sigh, heart beat heart beat) as a reference (kennyfiddler.deviantart.com/ar…). I have always visualized Blodeuwedd as dark and owl-like, and Quinne seemed the perfect model for that (plus it gave me an excuse to stare at a photo of Quinne Suicide for two or three days. As if I needed an excuse).

Then recently :iconcinnomanangel: posted a series of photos in which she posed as the Goddess. I have always thought Cinnonmanangel a beautiful model, and here she was amazing, which inspired me to see Blodeuwedd in a new light; as a fair red-headed Goddess. So I did two new paintings of Blodeuwedd, one based on a photo I had kicking around in my reference files, and the newest one (posted today) based on a photo of Cinnonmanangel seen here: cinnomanangel.deviantart.com/a….

Why the different versions of the Goddess' name? In the myth, Blodeuedd is "created" out of nine flowers of the forest, and her name means 'flower face.' Later in the narrative She transforms into an owl; the second spelling, Blodeuwedd, (with the addition of a 'w') means owl in Welsh. (And of course Welsh is an odd language to spell, and many variants of deity names are seen in different translations). For more information on Blodeuwedd/Blodeuedd, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blodeuwe….
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Kenny Klein
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: New Orleans
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Mine. Yours, if applicable.
Favourite genre of music: British Isles, Goth, Folk, Appalachian, Delta Blues
Favourite photographer: Loretta Lux, Jan Saudek, Kathy Tackett
Favourite style of art: Pop Surrealism, Impressionism
MP3 player of choice: They're all about the same to me.
Skin of choice: Mine. Yours, if applicable.
Favourite cartoon character: Rocket J Squirrel
Personal Quote: Huh?
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Arkonis Featured By Owner 2 hours ago   Photographer
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EnergyToBeauty Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Thank you very much for considering my stuff worth to be included into your favorites!
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Arkonis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for fav
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darthtalon18 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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QueenBeeXXX Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks for watching
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ty for your :+fav:
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blueworthstargirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Hey, paint me something mister!
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Klintell Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thx bunches for the watch~!
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