Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tumbling Back Down the Rabbit Hole

Are you tiring of all the Wonderland posts yet?

I can't help it. It's such a magical place, and the childhood memories it invokes so fond (curling up on a rainy Saturday with fantastical tales) that falling down the creative rabbit hole has become rather a habit, hehe...

Here's the latest piece, "The Lobster Quadrille", acrylic on gallery canvas...

It was inspired of course, by the chapter in "Alice in Wonderland" where the Mock Turtle shows Alice and the Gryphon how to do the lobster quadrille ("change lobsters again!", teehee). SUCH fun to paint, and already spoken for. But while the original is sold, the good news is there are soon to be prints!

And prints of the next Alice painting as well ("The Walrus and the Carpenter" from "Through the Looking Glass"). Stay tuned for an update on this one, and possibly in-progress pics on facebook.

While Alice is an almost never-ending well of inspiration, there's also Middle Earth, into which I plan to delve very soon; The Shire, Rivendell, Lothlorien, Fangorn Forest - another entire realm of inspiration. I only hope I can do it justice. It's a little scary given that far more accomplished artists than myself have worked absolute magic with the subject...Wish me luck. :)

That's about it for now. I'll be back very soon with another update...Thanks as always for peeking in, and for your comments. I truly look forward to them! ♥

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Zan Asha said...

Ooooooh! You've outdone yourself here, Carolee! Prints, yes prints, please!!

You know I love your work, I'm still waiting for a museum to carry your pieces! :)

maddyrose said...

Carolee, with the amazing paintings you do depicting the story of Alice and her adventures how could anyone get tired of seeing another?

Della said...

I never tire of Alice either, maybe because of the way it plays with dark and light, its ambiguous themes or just general sauciness, even by today's standards. Lovely painting here. REALLY looking forward to your Tolkien interpretations, which I've been meaning to say on your last few posts. All the best.

maddyrose said...

Carolee, I've left you an award on my blog.

mirsini's creations said...

Wow!!!!! I love it !!! Like all of the Alice paintings you create! I can't wait to see your Middle Earth paintings!!! My favourite subject!!!!!
Kisses to you! :o)))

KateW said...

I don't like Alice in Wonderland at all, but I do love your work, and this is especially pretty.

A Magical Whimsy said...

I will never, ever get tired of 'Alice in Wonderland'. It was my favorite book as a child. I think it is because there are so many wonderful characters in the book that it keeps a child's attention (and an adults!).
I love what you are painting.
Be sure to go to 'A Fanciful Twist' in June for Vanessa's 'Mad Tea Party'.
It is always so much fun blog hopping and seeing what other bloggers have done for the tea party.
Teresa in California