'Temptation' by Heather Theurer | Author's note: "Another representational painting, 'Temptation' is the depiction of how temptation (the dragon) surrounds us, craftily attempting to find weakness. The woman in the painting, however, is aware and prepared with the sword of truth, shield of faith, a crown of virtue and the grace of God (wings). The red sash represents her willingness to sacrifice the appetites of this world to overcome and she stands upon the rock of Christ." | Fantasy art dragon
"None can lie in the presence of a dragon. Their fire breath cleanses your mouth, their shimmering, blinding scales refresh your eyes, their wings blow away all the lingering darkness in your mind. So, my dear one, when you meet one, be sure that you have nothing to hide. They will make the worst of you known."