Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lavender Blue - Leprechaun Tree House

This new one is for the Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood faerie tale book I've been working on. Here Lavender pauses in front of the Leprechaun's tree house before she knocks on the door. At this point in the story she has already been through a lot and is justifiably cautious. We don't yet know whether the Leprechaun is a friend or an enemy and since this is a faerie tale, caution is definitely advisable.

This picture is watercolour with gouache and pencil crayon.

13 comments:

Andy Smith said...

Larry, Larry,Larry - talk about blowing someone's socks off first thing in the morning. I won't need my morning coffee now. This has just jolted me awake.
This pops on so many levels. The lighting on the tree, the choice of colours, the composition... it's all king and I can safely say this is my new favourite piece from you.

Oya's Daughter said...

Gordon bennet, I'm echoing Andy here whilst muttering in my head "HOW does he get his leaves to look like that? I can't get the willow fronds anywhere near right!"

Well done, I love the colourwork.

Claudio Cerri said...

Your works are awesome and inspiring me so much! I follow you!

Emerson Fialho said...

Belo trabalho, parabéns!

Ben Hatke said...

Masterful!!

Sam Agro said...

Starting to feel like this project is going to be a real landmark for you and your work. Some of my favorite stuff you've ever done.

Larry MacDougall said...

Andy - Thanks so much ! I'm glad this piece is communicating because It was a bit of a struggle to bring it to completion.

Larry MacDougall said...

O.D. - thanks a ton for the support - very much appreciated.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Claudio :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Emerson :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Ben.

Larry MacDougall said...

That means a lot Sam, thanks. There's still a long way to go.

Craig Phillips said...

That is a stunning illustration! Wow

I agree, this book is going to be a treasure.