Saturday, September 17, 2011

Here come the witches!


It's hard to think of Halloween when we are still in September (well not true, I think of Halloween year round, lol!), but I thought I'd better get a head start on my paintings, otherwise I find myself scrambling to get some art done. I finally finished this one, which I started 3 days ago. She is my first in a series of little Witchlings, and I named her Nina.In my initial sketch, she was supposed to be a red head, but she had other plans, lol! For my next one I will try to do red hair, but that is not a promise- my fellow artists know how a painting will tell you what it wants, and there is nothing you can do about it, lol!

I love doing these kinds of paintings where you use so many layers, and keep covering stuff, adding even more layers on top. It just makes it more interesting, rather than a plain background, which although is easier, there really is no mystery in it. I was lucky to find a book on the history of magic that was being discarded from my library, which I used for the tree. It is from 1854! How cool is that?
Nina can be found in my Etsy shop. (Sold)

hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It's very chilly here, perfect weather to stay in and paint, and drink lots of coffee :-)
thanks for reading!

23 comments:

Lee Pierce said...

She is very beautiful for a little Witchy! Great work, Betty :D Here comes Halloween!!!!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

She looks magical. love the twinkle lights around her. Her hair so suits her surrounding,she fits in perfectly! Beautiful!
:) Julie

Blissful Pumpkin said...

She is lovely. I love how you've done her eyes. The background is superb also. Beautiful artwork. I do love how artwork can have a mind of it's own and your original plan may or may not see the light of day. I love that about artwork. It means that the finished result is a surprise to everyone, even the artist. I love that about being an artist. :D

Cameron said...

She is wonderful, Betty! LOve the background....that tree is amazing (what a cool find in that book!)...

I love the little jack-o-lanterns and her "means business" eyes ;P

Can't wait to see the other little witchlings!!!

Fotf said...

Love it :)

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Fabulous painting, this will sell easily! x

The Secret Hermit said...

She's wonderful and what a find with that book, the tree looks fantastic!!

I did my first and only halloween painting the other day too, but she's not a witch, or at least I don't think she is lol ;o)

Rosemary said...

Love her......I too have been thinking Halloween...already have some seasonal decor items out.

Creative Skyy said...

Wow she is so beautiful. All you work is so amazing. You are an inspiration to us all! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us ;)

Joanna said...

Simply precious!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty, I love her so much!! I really, really do! Thanks for the e-mail yesterday! Truly appreciated what you said! Sorry I didn't get back to you! Trying to catch up on everything! There is a surprise on my blog for you ;o) Take Care!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

She is absolutely beautiful! And I love her little kitty friends! :)

Heather said...

She is an adorable little witch. Yes, Halloween will be here before we know it!

Wolfie said...

Nina is beautiful!

Maggie said...

I love little Nina, Betty! She is just wonderful. Love her eyes, and the pages in the tree trunk. Very well done!
Maggie

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Andy Domonkos said...

Very nice work! You have a divine style.

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~Andy

Pamela Joy Purses said...

she's adorable girl!!

NatashaMay said...

I love your little girls. :)She's the cutest witch I've ever seen.

Heather Henry said...

Love it! So fun to find you. I love your art.

audrey said...

Betty, your little witch is very pretty ~ she has to be a "good" witch! Your layering in the background makes for lovely texture and interest. I hope to see more little witches on your blog before Halloween.
Thank you for your visits to my blog. It means a lot to me.
♥ audrey

Mina said...

Oh, this witch is adorable! You have an amazing talent.

Pamela Joy Purses said...

we love you and your art...so keep on keeping on yaaay!