New Woodland Fairy Mixed Media Paintings

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I finished some new fairy paintings this weekend. My favourite part about painting these is that they are mixed media, so I get to use pieces of satin ribbon, leaf skeletons, sequins, silver lame… basically lots of fun materials.

I love fairyland style art, and have always liked fairy illustrations. I remember growing up reading The Magic Faraway Tree books by Enid Blyton, which featured a fairy whom I believe was called Silky.

Some of my inspiration has also come from the story of the young girls who fooled Arthur Conan Doyle with their ‘fairy photographs’- this story has been made into a movie too, called Photographing Fairies.┬áThe idea of those perfect paper fairies is very inspiring to me. I painted these on canvas, but perhaps I will try to incorporate paper fairies or drawings in my work soon too.

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Thanks for looking!

Emily

You can see more about my fairy paintings on etsy, where I sell my work, here: Gold Garden Fairy and White Garden Fairy

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Lighthouse Art Pendant

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I have been wanting to make this lighthouse pendant for a while. I bought the natural wood settings some time ago, in a mix of cherry and walnut woods. They were so lovely I wanted to make some really special pieces from them. I since decided on a longer length chain (32 inches) . I think part of this decision was that I like the feel of a necklace that is almost like a hanging pocket watch.

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Last of all, I got the glass cabochons to match, and then I just needed the subject matter. I love lighthouse themed paintings, and had an instinct that it would work well in a small size- after all the actual painting in this is only a 1 inch circle. I’m happy with how this first necklace turned out, and currently sketching out some inspiration for more.

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