I think of the practice of magic as a process of guiding and moving energy. In the case of the water witch, that energy is Elemental Water. In this painting, I try to show the moving and molding of Water energy to suit the witch's purposes. the more twisting of the energy, the more built-in tension and power of the spellwork. The witch who could call up storms was a stock character in Early Modern European history.
The original oil painting is 11 x 14"/28 x 30cm on cotton canvas with a 3/4"/2cm profile.