Monday, 7 September 2009

Auburn fairy detail from 'The fairy dance'

One of the fairies from the series of paintings 'The fairy dance'.  This is a pen sketch of one of the fairies in my new painting.  I will post the finished painting on my blog when I have finished.  Although it's not based on anything from literature, I found the poem below, by Carolina Eliza Scott, and felt inspired by this verse:

The fairies are dancing — how nimbly they bound!
   They flit o'er the grass tops, they touch not the ground;
Their kirtles of green are with diamonds bedight,
   All glittering and sparkling beneath the moonlight.

by Carolina Eliza Scott

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