"Below the Surface" - 8.5x11 prints ($16.95), 11x17 prints ($26.50), Original Painting ($1500.00): www.shadowscapes.com/image.php… (Also lots of closeup shots!) Blog post on the process: shadowscapes-stephanielaw.blog… Medium: Mixed - watercolor, ink, on Strathmore lightweight illustration board Size: 17x10 inches
This is lovely, Stef, and I really like the story it tells. I started to write a longer comment the other night, and I klutzed out and lost it. Seniors with post hospital brains don't always write well.
I really love this. It holds sentimental value for me because it reminds me of the worlds and fairies me and my sisters would imagine up when playing. It's whimsical and bright, yet still seems to hold some sort of sinister value to it without being too overbearing with details. It makes me want to start writing a fantasy story.
youre such an amazing watercolor paintress dont know how you do it adding so many colors ad keeping them so natural looking usually if i do that mine end up looking muddy ...something i'm not doing right , but yours are flawless beautiful work
I was wondering how you painted in the skeletal creatures. Did you use a water resistant coating over the areas that you didn't want to be painted over, or did you just use a really tiny brush? The texture in the roots is amazing, and it looks completely consistent throughout.
I use white gel pen, as well as painting around. I don't like using masking fluid, as the edges are always too harsh and jagged to me. You can see a little bit what the initial texture stages look like here: shadowscapes-stephanielaw.blog…
The creature in the depths reminds me of you sea serpent from some years back (the poster is hanging over my desk at home).
The blocks in the wall suggest one might climb down into the well and safely return. The creatures and skeletons suggest otherwise. And the lady, is she a fellow wisher and seeker, or is she the Lorelei/Siren/Mermaid luring the unwary to their death? The green of her long dress (does it conceal legs or tail?), the green of the lure, and the green of the serpent creature make me think the latter.
I expect there are more steps leading toward the well than returning from it.
Holy, exquisitely fantatsic! The Wishing Well looks stunning and The Characters are incredible! The creatures,water, scenery, plant life, fossils, expressions, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also wonderful! Magnificent work!