26.7.11

No more fairies


I had more or less forgotten about these two watercolours; they were in my first little exhibition in 2002, when I first discovered that people liked what I did and wanted to buy it. This pair are actually studies for a larger nursery commission.





They are also some of my last forays into fantasy subjects - I find my interest nowadays is returning back to the real world and painting what's in front of me.




The pixi and gnome were sold at the time but the purchaser never collected them, despite my best efforts to contact them, so they've been languishing under my desk for years. Time for them to move on to someone who will appreciate them more than I.





6 comments:

Jessie said...

I love the way you use watercolour, an expert at washes! It's interesting that you've changed your subject matter. I used to want to paint just fantasy creatures but I think now that I've got that out of my ststem I don't have the need to any more. These are gorgeous Gretel, I've no doubt these will fly quickly to their new owners!xx

The Time Sculptor's Secret said...

These little guys are so full of character and yet so delicate! I only started blogging this month and yours was one of the first blogs I found. I was immediately inspired by your lovely banner - one of the most distinctive and creative I've seen in the blogosphere. All the best, Jane Gray

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love these paintings! So sweet and inspiring!!! ~Val

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gosh, you are so talented, Gretel.
I adore the melancholy in your little fellows.

Frances Tyrrell said...

Your own House Pixies! Hovering high up on the walls like elusive inspiration. I'm reminded a bit of Mabel Lucy Atwell's fairies for Peter Pan.

frayedattheedge said...

Gorgeous!!