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22 January 2006 @ 11:15 pm
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I have been looking for a community like this for a while, and even started to create my own site for one when I couldn't find what I wanted. However, I have other demands on my time so progress has been slow with that.

I have a couple of pieces to share. My domains are all down, though, so I'm having to use imageshack for the time being, which isn't being very reliable for me today. Hopefully the images will show.

Green Woman. 12x12 inches. Oil paints. Oil paints have been my favourite medium to experiment with lately, and the above is the latest piece to have come from that.

I am often disappointed by my lack of patience when using watercolour. Quick, random pieces are all I seem to manage every now and again. I would love to further explore the possibilities of watercolour, but like I said, I am connecting more with the oil paints at the moment. For this painting I made a few random marks on paper, using colours I don't normally go for, then added details where I felt they should be. I like the result, and have been strangely fascinated by this creature since I painted it several weeks ago.

I don't tend to go into much detail when it comes to my work, if at all, but questions are always welcome.
{to await from the stars}sphinxmuse on January 25th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
These paintings are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!I do hope that you are able to resurrect one of your domains so we have the opportunity to view more of your work. The leaves in the Green Woman piece are modeled so well, and her eyes are postively transfixing.She does bear a resemblance to Tori Amos ;) Although in an entirely different style, the watecolor is equally interesting. It gives me the impression of petroglyphs and a desert landscape for some reason (perhaps the palette?).

You mentioned that you were considering creating a community along these lines yourself, and I was wondering if you had written any sort of mission statement to accompany that enterprise. I'm thrilled that there are others who would sympathize with the themes of this community, and I'm very interested in hearing you personal thoughtss on this subject.
soul_quakes: Lights.soul_quakes on January 31st, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
Re: Welcome
Thank you, I appreciate your comments on my work. :)

I have no written mission statement as such right now. I started to become involved with various fairy and fantasy art communities earlier last year, which I mostly enjoyed, if only for the friendships I made there. However, I felt they were not able to provide me with something else I wanted. I want to connect with others who have the same kind of views of Faerie as I have. I want to deepen my own (at the moment, very limited) knowledge by having discussions with others.

I aim to create a site which promotes the kind of work you talk about in the community info page. Artists could apply to have a small gallery as a sort of preview of their work, with some information about them and a link to any sites they may have. Writers, sculptors, musicians, jewellers and such, would be welcome, too.

Visitors could submit Faerie and art related articles, and there could be a section for reviews and recommendations. A database of folklore could be included. I would also like to include a discussion board if there were enough interest for such a thing. I want it to be a community project with others involved in the running of it.

Those are just a few of the ideas I have. I'm not sure exactly how I want it all to work, which is one reason for its slow progress, along with me having so little time to devote to the project. It's all rather messy at the moment but it's something I would really like to make a go of.

Okay, I think I've gone on long enough for one night. :)