Watercolor Wednesday


Either Give Me A Hand, or Get me outta here!:)  Not sure which.

I began with two reference images; a woman in a fancy ball gown and an image of a child cheerfully reaching for something.  I fully expected to use the reference very loosely, as a springboard for a sweet ethereal scene.  But it quickly shifted into sometime else.  I went with it. Resistance was futile.

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. Hmmm….the child wants away from the wicked mother, definitely. Or, could be a personal thing 😉 Beautiful image, provocative as always!

  2. Gosh, something dark is happening here..what a powerful image – and I agree, much of the push-pull about it..

  3. Funny how art has a mind of its own! What a pleasure to be back to your blog. I have been working on my sketchbook and getting my post-a-day up and then out of time for blog hopping. Now that the sketchbook has been mailed away, I get to feast my eyes on your lovely artwork again. 🙂 I’ll have my sketchbook up on SnoBoot SketchCats soon and will do a series on my blog. I so admire you for getting yours done so long before the deadline….at least I got it done at all. Thanks for continuing to come by and for showing your appreciation of my blog even when I’ve been absent from yours for awhile. See you around the blogoshpere!

  4. I don’t know about casting a spell. But the child definitely looks like he is using a power to move or repel something from the path of the VIP he has been charged with escorting through the forest.

  5. There is something very magic about this water colour. Who is casting a spell on who. It seems like a fight of sorts. As always the strokes and the colours are amazing. Your style is nothing short of extraordinary.

  6. There is a very cool story to be told through this painting- it’s amazing. I really love the blending of the purplish shade through the green back ground. Your details are beautiful.

  7. Using the size and condition of the child’s hand as evidence, I fear something not nice has happened here. But I’m just finishing Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Place’ and maybe I’m bringing external baggage to my interpretation.

  8. Wow! I love it. One thing you do, which I have yet to accomplish with any consistency, is create a whole world in a painting, and so often filled with magic!. It’s hard to know what to make of that creature, with her bonnet that might be a sinister mask, and her ribbons streaming out around her, perhaps to catch her escaping prey!

  9. Not so sure where this comment will post. There’s a huge narrative coming from this painting!! I think you’ve made magic

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