Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Illustration Fri. - 'fluid' and PPF


11x15, watercolor & pencil, Grimm's Fairytales : "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"

Under the wire for IF's word this week 'fluid' and late to the party over at Paint Party Friday. I finished up the sketch yesterday, then painted it today (and started to run out of daylight ergo the color distortion on the right lower corner when I snapped this pic)

SO fun working on this piece, inspired by my take on a scene from one of Grimm's fairytales, aka "The Shoes That Danced to Pieces". I can only imagine how the the princesses' fluid and graceful movements must have deteriorated as they danced the night away!

This is one of my favorite fairytales of the Brothers Grimm - I've always loved the idea of the princesses sneaking out to a magical underground castle to dance with their princes until 3:00 in the morning, then going home happy & tired with their shoes worn out!

Have a magical week friends!

5 comments:

Vanessa Eccles said...

I love this piece, partly because I spent my childhood in ballet and part because of my love of Brothers Grimm. Wonderful work, sweet friend. :)

Heather said...

Beautiful illustration of a wonderful fairy tale. Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

This is a beautiful illustration and Brothers Grimm is a favorite of my daughter's as well .I like the soft and airy feel you created of the dancing princesses by your subtle use of color.

Beadwright said...

Very nice. Love the painting and the subject.
Nicole/Beadwright

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Lovely illustration, and a great interpretation of the topic. I love the movement and perspective! :)