From the Archives! Protecting * A painting from the enchanted forest
This post and painting were originally shared in June of 2009; it seems like forever ago!
Acrylic on canvas
I’m going to do an entire series: a lot of characters live in the Enchanted Forest world I that I created with this painting. I think a lot of the storybook / fairy tale art I have all is a part of this magical forest. The style of my paintings here is really more illustrative, more children’s art: sweet, whimsical, feminine.
This piece is much larger than my scanner so the image area you see here is from the middle of the painting. I really enjoyed painting the mushrooms and her dress. Lace! This painting was originally from the Nest journal page, I made it while I was pregnant with my son Keian, the idea of nesting and protecting made somewhat literal. I liked the original snowy forest from the journal but I wanted a bright and happy painting. The concept has followed me and it grew into an entire world of its own…this polka dotted blue mushroom Enchanted Forest is too sweet.
- From the archives: Two Paintings from 2008 (katcanpaint.wordpress.com)
- Want to see a painting that was purchased before it was dry? (katcanpaint.wordpress.com)
- Mermaid Hair and Flower Crown original acrylic painting 5 x 7 (katcanpaint.wordpress.com)
- Cloud Cover a mixed media painting from 2008 (katcanpaint.wordpress.com)