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 "


JoyCorcoran said...

Nice piece -- it's moody and haunted but I love that the blue bird is such a bright guardian. Wonderful composition and nice contrasts.

Annabelle said...

Thanks Joy.

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love the story behind your haunting artwork. Lovely!

denthe said...

Mysterious dark piece. Love the orangey accents.

Corrine at said...

I love those places where no one seems to go and you have captured that essence beautifully. Hopefully those unspoiled places will remain that way. Happy PPF

Deanna said...

Great piece, I love the background story behind it also. I've always loved mysterious things, especially the woods.

ike said...

Gorgeous - I wouldn't mind a wander in there myself :-)

Faye said...

I think this is Grannie Annie from another challenge. I like your spooky, woodsy painting, especially the mushrooms.

Cat Beringer said...

love the way the branches hang down and the brush below reaches up, reminds me of a cave!! wonderfully moody piece!

Netty said...

Love your atmospheric painting, fab.
Happy PPF, Annette x

Tracey Fletcher King said...

love the atmosphere you have created here... looks so delightfully spooky ... sorry I am late getting here for PPF but figuring I am just extending the fun... well that is my excuse and I am sticking to it ...xx

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very nice piece. I love this kind of art. I do like your blog as well.

lorik said...

Great post. Love your art and agree the importance of humour and a touch of madness:))
Your painting is so alive and energetic but I think also has a sense of mystery.
thanks for your visit:)

Leovi said...

I love this mysterious spider in the gothic window!

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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