Akira Shima also known as Theddy wanted to see me do a picture of Nefertem. He is the Egyptian God of the Sunrise and Perfume, the blue lotus is his symbol. His mother (in one story) is Sekhmet (the other Cat Goddess). He was most often shown as a beautiful boy, seems like my kinda god...but Theddy wanted the Lion headed version (rare but not unusual). I got a great elongated octagonal frame and it just seemed right for doing this picture for (that is why it has an odd shape).
The gold in the corners is filler and not part of the actual picture. "The Light of Nefertem", 14 x 19, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and Pro White on Canson board. 37