Saturday, February 15, 2014

Watercolor/pastel painting for my "2014 - Year of the Fairy" online course

I am really enjoying this online course taught by Carla Sonheim! If you enjoy fairy tales (and who doesn't?), then you might want to check this out. It's a year long and each month we will be learning about illustration and fairly tales. This first month we are focused on an old Russian folktale, the Princess Frog. We are learning about character development and spot illustrations this month. My mind is busy with images and I am so enjoying playing with my watercolor and pastels. This painting is from a wonderful photo someone from the group posted. It made my head swim with possibilities! I drew the frog and snail pretty much as it was in the photo and the rest is what I imagined. The frog is Vassillisa, she was turned into a frog by a wicked king. She is on her journey now and takes this moment to look back from whence she came...

"From whence she came..."

3 comments:

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Elizabeth...well this painting is just freaking beautiful and magical.....I'm not kidding...Fairy Tales just may be your thing???!?!

Elaine A said...

Elizabeth,

I love this piece! Absolutely gorgeous!

Elaine

Marie Withrow said...

E - LOVE this more than I can say - beautiful!!!! Magical!!!