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,



Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your photographic compositions with their vivid colors. Blessings!

Paper rainbow said...

I love your post, so much to see! Charlotte the spider is wonderfully gothic, I like your dandelions best. They look like exploding fireworks, and finally must comment on your beautiful cat, don't want him to feel left out :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.

Barbara Schwartz said...

I could get entirely lost here for days!

minnemie said...

Oh those dandelions! love 'em!

denthe said...

Oh, Dirt is so cute! Love him! And Ellie is indeed fat ;-)

NatashaMay said...

Love all the paintings! And fabulous inspiration. :)

Faye said...

I just love the spider painting. Also, your photos are so terrific.

Annabelle said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, much appreciated : )

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos are gorgeous, beautiful birds! Lovely compositions full of fantasy, very interesting!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Magical art and magical inspirations. Thank you so much for sharing. I am glad that I visited your blog. Have a great and creative week.

JKW said...

I love the paintings, your photos and your thoughts. What marvelous fun you must have in life. Blessings, Janet PPF

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your blog ~ photography and art are so delightful and rich with mysticism and whymsy too ~

Rhonda H said...

Lovely work! Love your colors and whimsy! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

missy k said...

I love the magical feel to your art...

Good luck with the painting of those chairs :)

Karen x

Kristin said...

Awe, what wonderful inspiration! I love the way you like to paint from pictures that move you - and the fairy tree - one of my favorites! Love your work and the feelings behind them, xo!

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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