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Hehe. Well, I DID think of the song, but unfortuneately it has nothing else to do with it. I did want to do a picture for that song someday.
Inspired perhaps by a bit of Loreena McKennitt? I'm referring to a song of hers called Standing Stones. I think the scene fits the song very well, even if you have never heard it before. :)"Standing stones of the Orkney Isles, gazing out to sea... Standing stones of the Orkney Isles, bring my love to me..."
I'm jealous! I would love to visit it myself. Anyway, the only story behind this was for an art challenge a few artists have been involved in in the epilogue general art forums. =)
Yeah, I love using complimentary color schemes too. It just makes things so much brighter and gets foreground to pop out.
Awwwesome! Those stones are so beautiful!!!
I've only recently visited Stonehenge for the first time and this painting reminds me of it. I love all the colours and the light effects. Is there a story behind the picture?
In a way your pictures are very similar to what I am after when using watercolour, and seeing that this has already been achieved with near perfection makes me think that perhaps I do not need to ever pick up the brush.
Your use of colour is simply stunning -- it's so rich I almost feel I can drown in it.
Wow, this is so lovely. I've always been a fan of the contrasting yellow and purple combination- very effective. There is a fresh feeling to this piece, like early morning...
its a very magical piece, alot of moment and light. i love the flower in the centre of the stones, ifn fact i love this picture as a whole. great work again steph.
Beautiful textures, especially of the Stones.The figue seems to have a manikin feel to her Steph, and she`s appears to have Frodos feet..Not sure about the four stones in the foreground...apart from that it`s magic!
This is again so beautiful. I agree with everyone else... the ligtening is incredible. Everything is perfect, the skye, the lighting but my favorite things have to be the standing stones. Those colors, those cracks it is so lifelike.
Enchanting as always.I agree that light effects you achieve with watercolors are marvelous, but one thing that strikes me the most in this picture is that >childish innocence< feel to whole piece that fearies and girl add-faeries are so shiny and etherical and the expression on girls face, position of her feet and simplicity of her dress...everything is so magical
Thanks! I think the stone texture was one of the most fun parts to do. It's kind of an abstract thing.
That's a compliment to be compared to Charles Vess! Thanks very much. I'm glad you enjoy this.
stephanie!!!!! This is beautifull, I lov the textures on the stone and how you painted that so wonderfully. The gracefull faries flying about add a sense of lightness to the piece.Your lighting affects are always so so beautifull! Wonderfully done!
A lovely Charles Vess look to this one! I think your lighting technique is totally enchanting, marvellous colours too! those old standing stones always send a tingle up my spine!
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