The Medusa is a great character and I enjoyed painting this darker style image. I hope by using a symmetrical composition and lighting effects the focus is brought to her face and mesmerizing gaze.
The idea behind the subject of this artwork was a powerful sorceress who has cast a spell to make herself appear as the Medusa and hypnotise her "prey". Perhaps the writers amongst you have some other ideas as to what is happening or could elaborate on this theme?
Thanks to ~mjranum-stock
whose photograph I used as reference when painting the figure