So Olwen Came
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The fairytale ‘The Wooing Of Olwen’, and particularly this piece of text below, inspired this painting. Watercolour on paper.

‘So Olwen came, clothed in a robe of flame-coloured silk, and with a collar of ruddy gold, in which were emeralds and rubies, about her neck. More golden was her hair than the flower of the broom, and her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood anemone amidst the spray of the meadow fountain. Brighter were her glances than those of a falcon; her bosom was more snowy than the breast of the white swan, her cheek redder than the reddest roses. Whoso beheld was filled with her love. Four white trefoils sprang up wherever she trod, and therefore was she called Olwen’



Emily Hare
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I have been making a living from art for 20 years now, but the last 7 years exclusively illustration work. Creatures, characters, whimsy and storytelling in the folklore, fantasy … Show more.

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