Saturday, March 09, 2013

The Fairy who lived in the woods...




Last week when I sat down to paint, it was a woodland fairy who popped up on the leftover postcard papers I had 
(after Marcia had the awesome swap at Artists in Blogland, 
I loved it so much, 
I am a postcard monster now!!)





She is a wild, elusive one, merging with the woody bark of the trees.  
  







At times, if you look carefully, you can spot her midst the fresh green of the wild fruits.




Like the gentle quiver of a dew-drop, her gown floats around her.
 











You have to go to the deep, dark woods to see her.

 


And, you have to believe.

Though I did not intend her to be a delicate fairy, I detect a tenderness in her.

A purity, kindness and, also, no doubt lots of mischievous fun!

So, when the sun shines on some golden spot in the woods, be sure to look out for her!

I call her Imagination…what do you call her?


 

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."  Hans Christian Anderson




Linking with the talented artists at 
                                                                Artists In Blogland


28 comments:

  1. So sweet! I love her iridescence!!

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  2. Loving your fairy. Happy PPF, Annette.
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. she is gorgeous!!! If I had a beautiful dress like that I'd feel like a fairy too-imagine that :)

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  5. You say imagination, and I say that is called art and inspiration ..Saludos

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  6. Finding a fairy in your paint is pretty cool! She's definitely imaginative & beautiful. Lovely.

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  7. lovely to watch her emerge into her wonderful finished self... perfect...xx

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  8. So neat to see how she evolved from a few strokes to a full fledge fairy. Very creative and lovely.

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  9. That's an amazing presentation with the dress. I hope you display it that way -- it gives the character a whole new dimension. Keep pushing perimeters with your lovely imagination.

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  10. She is absolutely beautiful! OMG LOVE her dress. Thanks for showing us your step by step and how things turn out in the end. Amazing! :)

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  11. Beautiful...love how she emerged!! Good job..Pretty dress too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Ah magic. I thought I saw a fairy dressed just like this today....

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  13. Wonderful work. I just love her dress and I like how you display this with fabric beautifully placed.
    xx

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  14. I like how you managed to see the fairy in the paper, is ethereal, sweet and naughty at the same time as a dream of a summer night. I believe in fairies and mythological beings at all, it would be the human being without that magic. Great job, thanks for visiting my blog. hugs

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  15. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog and my Face #24. I love how you saw something in your background and then showed us the evolution of the painting -- Beautiful!

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  16. She is a beautiful and delicate fairy. Well done and thank you so much for sharing. Have a lovely week.

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  17. Great art and photography. How clever to work the gown in behind the painting. "Imagination" is beautiful!

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  18. She is incredibly wonderful..she carries a gorgeous spirit..beautifully done..love the color palette..warm and magical!
    Victoria

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  19. Your woodland fairy is gorgeous! Love the movement!

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  20. How fun to see her evolution! HSS,

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  21. Sweet and beautiful! Love the process shots! <3

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  22. Your fairy is wonderful and the idea to put that dress behind the picture is fantastic!

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  23. Brilliant job. Love seeing the process. Her dress is gorgeous :)

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  24. such a lovely lovely fairy
    how sweet that you found her in your painting and then brought her to life ~

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  25. I really enjoy seeing her emerge! I love her shimmering dress and I would like to see her in person :) xox Conny

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