The Fairy Kiss
completed by Friday so as to enter it in Paint Party Friday.
Paint Party Friday is great because there is no theme (other than painting).
NOT that I don't love themes, don't get me wrong :)
But I love the "anything goes" opportunity.
This is a little (4" x 5") canvas based loosely on
Richard Doyle's fairy paintings from 1870 or thereabouts.
I am planning to add the dreaded beeswax, which I have
decided not to use much anymore, except on this,
which I think could benefit from a little softening.
Here is Doyle's Fairy Kiss painting:
I love his painting so much more...
At first I was wishing it was a little more colorful,
but I realize I love it just as it is ~ so soft and whimsical.
Here is one of my favorites:
His style is so recognizable.
You may remember from another post I discovered a lily
in my garden that I don't think I planted.
Well, here is another one:
I have an asiatic lily in the front garden,
but this and another one showed up in the back garden.
Hmmm. Maybe they were planted by the fairies.
It's been a very interesting summer in the garden.
Some things I expected to do well were very poor.
Other plants, like this calla lily were astonishing.
I've had this plant for 5 or 6 years, and it has
never gotten more than one or two blooms per summer.
This year it had six gorgeous blooms. I wish I had photographed it
when it was at its peak...it only has a few blooms left in this photo.
Happy Paint Party Friday!
Don't forget to visit the Party!