ILLUS 220 Finals: The Empress meets the Spirits

This is another of my final pieces for my uni module in which I created illustrations for the book The Description Of The New World Called The Blazing World.
     In this scene the Empress of the Blazing World meets the spirits which inhabit it. They're described as formless entities floating in the air. I thought it would be appropriate to use the palette knives again to paint the spirits while carefully rendering the empress with brushes.
     With no context I wouldn't expect anyone to understand what the hell is going on here, but seen with the text I think it's OK.