cumuluscastle: (castle in the air)

Heartbreaker by cirruscastle on DeviantArt

I added this painting to my discussion of the game, but wanted to post it separately in a new post.

I'm enjoying using a watercolour and acrylic paint mixed media approach. I really loved painting this one and feel pretty satisfied with it. Oddly, I much prefer painting on paper still. I am not sure why that is.
cumuluscastle: (sparkly)
One of my new goals is to collect all of his short stories. The Last Unicorn is good, but in my opinion, he writes the best fantasy short stories there are.

This painting is based on a story called "Chandail" from the collection We Never Talk About my Brother.

I love the character, Lalkhamsin-khamsolal who calls herself Lal. She has been a slave, a swordswoman, a sorcerer, and a storyteller. You can read about her in The Innkeeper's Song as well. In this story she tells a tale about her encounters with chandail, strange sea creatures who can manipulate the memories of humans. I love the story because it is about a true alien being, how humans misunderstand them and how one human and one chandail come to understand a little more about one another.

Chandail by cirruscastle on DeviantArt
cumuluscastle: (bad sheep)

Will-O'-The-Wisps by *marybethcragg on deviantART

I wanted to do something simple. I might have been influenced by Brave just a little. Those wisps were so cute! But I like the combination of pretty but dangerous. Also, it reminds me of LotR "Don't follow the lights!"
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Here's another green man. This one is feeding a cedar waxwing.

This one has been waiting to be finished for a long time now. Now I'm in that awkward stage of needing to decide what to start next. I have some things lined up: a will o' the wisp, a rusalka, a little person exploring some tree roots . . . I don't know.

Also, you'll notice another path in the distance. I have a sort of compulsion to include paths in landscapes that I've recently discovered. In my image folder I have over 20 pictures of them . . .

Hawthorn Man by *marybethcragg on deviantART
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Phew. I actually got some painting done this weekend. I can't let myself give it up just because my job stresses me out.

Here's another one of my castles.



Aug. 8th, 2009 01:24 pm
cumuluscastle: (flying sheep)
My brother is a big fan of the gnomes. His birthday is coming up. At first I didn't know what a gnome would be doing when he wouldn't be adorning someone's lawn.

Fortunately, other people have researched gnomes' lifestyles. I found out that Today, Gnomes are traditionally thought of as being small, bearded and wearing pointed, colourful, conical hats. They live in natural areas close to the Earth and care for wildlife. They are more benevolent than other folkloric creatures such as goblins.

See if you can find all of the insect pets that the gnome is keeping around his house.

Picture 004

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Aug. 7th, 2009 04:35 pm
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Littlest sister (13) painted this yesterday when she visited. It's my new fridge painting.

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And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

I've had the sketch for this for ages sitting around. With my grandmother's birthday coming up I thought I'd finish the other painting I'd sketched out.

Owl and Pussycat

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I do so miss my other camera.

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