It’s done! And in time for Christmas too, whew! This is the fairy painting I made as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She glides just above the grass, a being of light, trailing magnetic fields of fairy magic behind.
I hope I captured some of the mystery such a creature would be, if witnessed in real life. The painting itself is done as you see here, but I’m still working on the frame… The foreshortened arm was the hardest of course, and getting the glow right was difficult too. The wings also were quite tedious at times. But, these are the things that make non-representational art easier, in it’s way. When not trying to represent anything recognizable, you don’t get caught up in trying to make things look the way they should, because when it doesn’t represent anything physical, there is much less to how it should look. Maybe I just stated the obvious, but that’s what this painting really brought home to me, much more than Falling did. Being compelled to fuss over the details is the price you pay for even approaching realism I guess.
Anyway, I hope she likes it! 🙂