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04 May 2011

Fairy


This was a commission for someone I met through Deviant Art.

She asked for a fairy done in the same style as one of my other paintings. I used pen and black ink wash and bleach on watercolour paper. It is a brilliant way to create a unique atmosphere in a painting, I love the colours that emerge from the black ink when the bleach is applied. The little fairy in the painting is my daughter looking up into the night sky at the stars and the northern lights and all the infinite possibilities of youth. It is an innocent and dreamy picture, representing childhood and hope.