Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Moonflowers


Title: "Moonflowers"
Medium: Acrylic on Raymar museum quality panel
Size: 12 x 12 inches
The copyright notiee does NOT appear on the original painting.

This is a newer version of my painting "Moon Garden" which was only 6x6 inches. I wanted the moon and the fairy to be engaged in a conversation, while the second fairy is off thinking her own thoughts. The fairy's wings have been purposely blended in to her body; after all it's not just a costume. The 2nd fairy has more conventional wings; you can't tell whether they're really growing out of her back, or not.

Since the moon presents such a strong diagonal, I put in the fairy's flowing hair and the floating pansies as a counteractive thrust. I'm using glazes more, which allows for more richness and depth in the color.

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