Artist Michael Newberry has just completed a piece he's been working on for five years.
Artemis was begun in Greece under a Mediterranean sky and completed in a Manhattan loft. Artemis herself, explains Newberry, "was the Goddess of the moon, birthing, and the hunt..." Read the complete artist's statement here, including an explanation of how the painting came about.
UPDATE: I'm reposting Artemis because artist Michael Newberry has made available a "time lapse" video showing Artemis literally coming to life before your eyes!
Click here for Windows Media, and here to see it on YouTube.