Monday, 9 February 2009

The Brothers Grimm

I don't know about you but I guess I must be showing my age since I was brought up on the fairy tales created by The Grimm brothers.  Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected stories in the early 1800s that were neither sweet or soothing.  In fact they often tended to be more on the cruel side as in Snow White, Hansel and Gretel.  I so remember wanting to hear more but being terrified as well!

When I completed the painting that I entitled Fantasy Fortress I couldn't help but remember some of these stories!  There was always a dark, cruel side to them

However, I hope this painting doesn't frighten you too much!  By looking deep into it you can see shadows, birds, mountains, castles and fantasy fortresses where a giant might live or a dragon, or even the wicked stepmother!  Oh wait, I am a stepmother!  NO, NO I am not the wicked caricature, honestly!

As we change the focus onto the painting again I have to admit that this painting started out as an abstract painting of pansies!  I was not totally happy so decided to experiment with my hot air gun to see where the waxes would take me.  Here, you have it!  Fantasy Fortress which is for sale in my Etsy shop.  Please follow the link for more information and thanks for looking.
With flash good

 

 

 

 

 



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5 comments:

Alysa Merle said...

What a great picture. Fairy tales are very interesting. Some say it allows children to safely confront their fears.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I really like it!

Randomocity said...

You took a risk, and it totally paid off! Great work!

redchair said...

Hello Fair Artist whose art is the wax,

We have been watching you. We are artist also. At least that's what they call us. You may even know us. We'd like to invite you to a member of our very Private Club. We're very selective and only an elite few are welcome on our hallowed grounds. We pick you.

We even have a little 'chit chat' room just for the likes of you. It's rightfully called Dante's Pub. But when your enter BEWARE! You are entering the abyss of the artist mind! You may not find your way out.

You're welcome to watch from afar while drinking your brew or pull up a chair and join us for a little chat. Be sure and register and then log in. After all, this is a very private club. We don't allow just any wanderer in our midst.

Don't dilly dally now! It wont cost you a pence. Check out The Artist Challenge and Dante's Pub- that is if your daring and think yourself worthy to be amongst the souls we've claimed?

Farewell...until we hear from you,
Master Mike and the Pub Wench

Artist Challenge- http://www.theartistchallenge.com/
Dante‘s Pub - http://www.theartistchallenge.com/art-forum/

Sweetwater Designs said...

What an absolutely fun process that must be...I like it. Broody can be quite wonderful.

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