Friday, July 25, 2014

Fairy Landscape -Paint Party Friday


I am delighted to post this Fairy Forest Landscape as a part of Paint Party Friday.  I love painting my friends as a part of the forest, since I often see such faces in nature.  This watercolor painting is of my sweet young friend Heather. 


This week has been so hectic, I wasn't able to do much of anything except doodling and a bit of sketching, as you see above.

I call this graphite drawing The Huntress.  The story behind this drawing is that this girl is a keeper of the Forest, on a planet far from here.  In that place, the trees are so large, people often use them for homes.  But there are those who would misuse this great gift.  Certain ones have been called out to keep the forest pristine.  This huntress is of one of that clan.

Next week I'll paint something completely new and different to share.  Have a lovely day, everyone!

23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful! Valerie

Giggles said...

Beautiful and what a wonderful tribute to your friends placing them in your artwork!

Hugs Giggles

Christine said...

This is so creative and beautiful, both pieces.

JKW said...

Painting your friends is wonderful and putting them into an enchanted land. Good on you. I love the witch . . .there is a story with her, right? I am a writer and sometimes I see stories in great creativity. Blessings, Janet PPF

Faye said...

Both the painting of Heather and the drawing of the huntress are so beautifully created.

Laurie M said...

this is amazing!! Beautiful work!

Jo said...

really enchanting.

Beth Niquette said...

Thank you for your kind comments, JKW. The Huntress is not a witch, rather, she is a keeper of the Forest. She lives on another planet, where people can actually dwell inside living trees.

Cindy D. said...

Very cool! The waterfalls and nature features are terrific! Very nice design.

Abigail Davidson said...

Such a lovely concept and character design! Happy PPF!

susupetal said...

That landscape is magical, an unique idea, love it!

Nic McLean said...

I love the surreal aspect to this illustration-what an original idea.

Claire said...

Beautiful work! I love the huntress and her story, especially :)
Happy (Belated) Paint Party Friday and thanks for visiting and leaving a lovely comment!

denthe said...

Oh, I love this! I always like to see unexpected and surreal elements in paintings. Wonderful work ...

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Whhooaaa this is awesome!!! I love this piece. Well done
Nicole/Beadwright

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Your portrait of your friend is beautiful! I like that she is part of the surrounding nature!
I had a look at your last post with the poem of your mother, it's such a beautiful expression of the nature of a child.
I would like to thank you for the comment you made on my blog, what huge compliment you gave me!
Hope you have a beautiful day!
Happy PPF
Ilona

Carol said...

OH I love the watercolor!!! Such a creative way to draw and paint the people you know and love!!! I really like the Huntress too and the little story that goes with her.

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love your fantastical rock formation. It seems like something out of a book. (Do you write books? I'll dig a little further in your site to find out.)

Your huntress and the scene is breathtaking. I love your details and the huntress herself is lovely.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

Blending with Nature! How lovely! Wish more and more people could live inside trees, in the forest...Wow! Brooks flowing by, flowers blooming, butterflies flitting...it is magical.

Aga Gasiniak said...

Very unique and interesting piece. Thank you for sharing!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the fantasy world you are creating. I'm especially drawn to the first one, with your friend's face carved into the mountain. Blessings!

sheila 77 said...

Your first is such a different and original work, both a very skilful drawing and lovely painting with the restricted colour palette. Your second pencil drawing is quite remarkable too with all the many details.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

The first pic is Fab!