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.