THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Painted Owl ~ Etsy Treasury

A Little Bit of Whimsy O,O Latest Treasury for Etsy I created. As you all know I adore Owls so here are some of the many owls that I fancy, aren't they just Magical???

'The Painted Owl' by HUSHSWEETCHARLOTTE

Magical Painted Owls with a touch of Whimsy .Enjoy the gallery OvO

Nursery Art, Children's Art- Owl's Big Red Boots: 5x7 print (matted to fit 8x10 frame) - JennyDaleDesigns Whimsical owl looking for love, 5 x 5 mixed media original - sunshinegirldesigns Print of Original Illustration, Whimsical Angel Owl Illustration - The Guardian by Amalia K 5x7 - TheWishForest Under The Weather print - arian
whimsical owl watercolor painting 16x16 - ArtbySarahEngland Snowy Owl Alaska Sign Print - 100owls indulgence ( Print ) owl, balloon, heart, love - BeiLeXian Owl PRINT Hoot Hoot 1 - MessyMissKate
The pale owl - mixed media encaustic original - BrightDay Works the Night Shift - owl with coffee watercolor, kitchen art, sleepy owl, kitchen, tea, morning, whimsical, small art, blue, face stubble - TerraBlueArt Whimsical Owl Print - of Owl Painting, "And as handsome as I am" - WinterOwls Owl Print Bird Tree Colorful Children Wall Art---Owls - thepoppytree
Original Mixed Media Owl Painting - "Whoo's a Sweetie" - 8x6 inch - whimsical big eye art - painting on wood panel, mdf - JaneBlogsArt Magical Blue Owl Bird with a flower 8.5"x11" - byJunCo Mixed Media Girl with Owl 8 x 10 Folk Art Painting - pinkglitterfae Cute 'Romeo' owl painting - TandiArt

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Just a Distant Memory


Thought it would be nice to share this VINTAGE photograph on PPF that my husband created with his camera while on our honeymoon in Bermuda. It was 1982 and back then we had a regular Canon camera.
He took two individual photographs , one a portrait and the other of me looking at something in the ocean; can't remember what it was, it was sooo long ago....now it's just a distant memory. 
Once he took those two pics he then layered them together and got this image you see here; it's probably one of the few pictures of me I am comfortable showing ...haha.
Anyway, I thought it be fun to change the colouring of the photograph up a bit. I wonder what my dearest thinks : )




1982 ~ Original





                                                                         Dean Filtered

Sorry for misleading you folks. The first photograph you see in this post was entirely done with the canon camera. What  my husband did was take the first picture of me in the water and then took the second picture on top of the first picture creating a double exposure - the film didn't advance; a feature of the Canon camera A1 SLR we had back then. No special editing programs were used.


As for the second photograph, I used Flickr Avery Program with their filters , not photoshop. Hope this clears things up a bit.

Painting in Photoshop and creating digital art is so rewarding and amazing art work can be achieved.
My son got me the program , now it's a matter of applying myself to learning the program, perhaps between painting breaks : ) I love incorporating original paintings into the digital art work, always gives quite a surprise at the end .




Friday, April 19, 2013

Five and Half Wishes ~ Pictures I want to Paint


Sharing paint works and future goals this Week #6 Year 3 for Paint Party Friday …Thanks Eva and Kristin for hosting, much appreciated! 


#1 Always Dandelions and Moons








#2 A Fairy's Tree……...  heavy with blooms , it's branches almost touching the ground.

                                                                 







 #3 CATS…...Karson the Church Cat


 Dirt the Ghost Cat in his many forms ~^..^~







Somehow Dirt disappeared and Ellie appeared…he was our big fat house cat




#4 Charlotte the Ingenious Spider in her many homes and travels….especially around Gothic Churches and Homes



#5 More Witches but different from Cassie






And for my 1/2 Wish I would like to paint inside the Forgotten Wood of " Guardians of the Forgotten Wood "






"Guardians of the Forgotten Wood " ~ Annabelle Original 

Print of my Original Acrylic Surreal Painting

The landscape looked barren, empty, silent and still……..DEAD…..a picture similar to almost that of a zone hit by an atomic bomb.Once a tranquil apple orchard and pine forest filled with the sweet buzzing sound of honey bees, bird song and wild things….now only a stark open field ominous and haunting in it's deep dark earthy brown cover of over turned rich earth, a reminder left behind by the lifeless trees that now lay naked in stacks waiting on their final journey .

Near my home once lived a beautiful apple orchard on a hill . The property sloped down the hill to a towering pine forest with a gravel road lined on both sides with more tall pines which wound it's way up the hill to a concealed house near the old orchard.
It was beautiful, wild and peaceful, very picturesque in every season; an ideal country place. But soon the influx of people commanded more homes nearer to the city centre and money dictated the land's final fate! Seeing the destroyed wood tore at my veins and I thought "Do they too, feel the pain when their heart is torn out "?

And so I was inspired to paint this landscape of a wood that was somehow over looked by the human , hopefully forgotten by unforgiving developers forever!
 At the entrance of the wood three joined trees, decayed and dead, you could say they are the ghosts of the wood , now watch over it. A blue bird joins in on the watch.

This is a reproduction of my original acrylic surreal painting. 

~ Surreal ~ Having a oddly dreamlike quality


Title : " Guardians of the Forgotten Wood " © Anna Laura Livinal Belanger / Annabelle







Happy Paint Party Friday to everyone,

Annabelle





Friday, April 12, 2013

Guardians of the Forgotten Wood ~ Surreal Whimsical Fairy~ish Painting


I am sharing this painting for Paint Party Friday Week #5 Year 3





"Guardians of the Forgotten Wood " ~ Annabelle Original 

Print of my Original Acrylic Surreal Painting

The landscape looked barren, empty, silent and still……..DEAD…..a picture similar to almost that of a zone hit by an atomic bomb.Once a tranquil apple orchard and pine forest filled with the sweet buzzing sound of honey bees, bird song and wild things….now only a stark open field ominous and haunting in it's deep dark earthy brown cover of over turned rich earth, a reminder left behind by the lifeless trees that now lay naked in stacks waiting on their final journey .

Near my home once lived a beautiful apple orchard on a hill . The property sloped down the hill to a towering pine forest with a gravel road lined on both sides with more tall pines which wound it's way up the hill to a concealed house near the old orchard.
It was beautiful, wild and peaceful, very picturesque in every season; an ideal country place. But soon the influx of people commanded more homes nearer to the city centre and money dictated the land's final fate! Seeing the destroyed wood tore at my veins and I thought "Do they too, feel the pain when their heart is torn out "?


And so I was inspired to paint this landscape of a wood that was somehow over looked by the human , hopefully forgotten by unforgiving developers forever!
 At the entrance of the wood three joined trees, decayed and dead, you could say they are the ghosts of the wood , now watch over it. A blue bird joins in on the watch.

This is a reproduction of my original acrylic surreal painting. 

~ Surreal ~ Having a oddly dreamlike quality



Title : " Guardians of the Forgotten Wood " © Anna Laura Livinal Belanger / Annabelle


Print Size : "12 x 16" 


Available on Etsy  " GUARDIANS OF THE WOOD "

Charlotte's Web Tangled Garden

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Sometimes a haunting melody can make quiet an impression ~^..^~
Thanks to Vic Mizzy for creating such unforgettable soundtracks and to Hollis Kim for sharing this fab rendition of the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ….will always luv listening to it, no matter the time of year but especially great in the month of October

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