Protecting a painting from the Enchanted Forest by KatCanPaint

From the Archives! Protecting: a painting from the Enchanted Forest

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!

 

Protecting a painting from the Enchanted Forest by KatCanPaint

Protecting
Acrylic on canvas
12″X16″

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.

 

<3 Kat

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I have Unicorns on the brain.

My Little Unicorn
Acrylic on Canvas
9″x12″

I have drawn and painted this image, girl + unicorn, in so many different ways. I still haven’t exorcised it from my mind. I was thinking about the medieval maiden and unicorn tapestry and classic fairy tales and my little ponies. There will be another incarnation of this, I will keep at it until it feels right.

 

<3 Kat

Protecting acrylic on canvas by KatCanPaint

Protecting * A painting from the enchanted forest

Protecting * A painting from the enchanted forest

Protecting acrylic on canvas by KatCanPaint

Protecting
Acrylic on canvas
12″X16″

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.   This painting was originally from the Nest journal page, the concept has followed me.  I liked the original snowy forest from the journal but I wanted a bright and happy painting.  This polka dotted blue mushroom Enchanted Forest is too sweet.

I’m going to do an entire Enchanted Forest series.

<3 Kat

You can find me on Twitter ::  Etsy :: and Pinterest.