"The Lady drew herself up tall, and the lanterns dimmed by comparison to the unfiltered aura of her being. She was slender, with emerald eyes, and up close, Lily could see the fine veins that traced under her translucent skin like a fan of tattooed lace. Her hair was thick and black, and coiled in a serpentine cascade of braids. Jasmine blossoms were twisted into the strands, like sweetly perfumed stars. She wore a green silken shift with a subtle pattern woven into the threads, and belted at the waist with a tangle of jasmine vines. The patterns in the silk of her gown shifted and writhed like living runes, and her stark face was both terrifying and beautiful."
Prints $16.95 & $26.50, and original painting available: [link]
Blog post with complete in-progress scans and photos and description of the process: [link]
Visitation is a companion piece to a painting I did a month ago, Nocturne.
The wanderer's presence has not gone as unnoticed as he presumed. The faerie queen of the woods gazes upon his slumbering defenselessness and muses on what to do with this reckless one who dares to walk the hallowed paths and set eyes upon her.
What I ended up being really happy with, that unfortunately you can't really fully appreciate in an on-screen reproduction, is the way the metallic powder integrated with the colors. The white in the sky was painted on top, so that has a flat tone, but at certain angles, the forest and trees glow with a golden texture.
"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