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

Ice Princess Illustration

Ice Princess Watercolor

Ice Princess Watercolor

Ice Princess Original Watercolour
This is a fairytale ink drawing. As a child, I loved reading about snow queens and Narnia. The idea of lands where winter reigns all year round was magical. Of course, it’s a bit different as an adult after your first year trying to cope with getting to work in a snow storm!
Still, I wanted to capture some of that magic with this illustration. I started off with dip pen and ink, then added the painting element with watercolours, and then finished with white pen and ink.

I’m using fabriano pittura paper. I don’t know if you can see the ridges too well in the picture, but I really love the way they take ink. I discovered it in college and I still love working with it now from time to time.

Etsy link here