“Freya’s Due,” is the largest Viking Art oil painting I have ever done. It measures 48" x 29". It was incredibly challenging, but I feel that I have learned so much in its creation for my Norse Mythology series Fateful Signs. I've wanted to do a Freyja painting for awhile. She is the goddess I get asked the most about.
I didn't want to do the traditional image of Freyja as the beautiful goddess of love. I wanted to do battle ready badass Freyja riding atop her battle swine, out to collect the dead that are half her's by right. I feel like I accomplished that, I hope you agree!
If you want to read more about my thought process behind this painting you can do so on the Viking Art page.
Sam Flegal is the creative mind behind Fateful Signs. He has been a freelance Illustrator since 2009. He likes to work in oil paint and with brush and ink, focusing on exaggerated expressions and detail. Sam lives in Nashville, Tenn., with his lovely wife and daughter. He makes art almost everyday and is a very lucky man.