Abstract Acrylic on Canvas – 2013
I was thinking of fairytales and somehow thought upon Sleeping Beauty. I had read a very old version when I was a little girl and the fairies all had hats that looked like flowers. I was trying to do a yellow umbrella painting but the two ideas clashed in my head and then meshed. When combined with the Disney story of Sleeping beauty I found myself really loving the green “fairy” Fauna – While Flora (red) gave beauty, Merriweather (blue) was all about kissing a prince and they alerted Malificent of their presence by fighting over dress colors – Fauna gave the gift of song. A gift that could legitimately support her, a talent, an ability. She also was about trying to cook without using her magic even though she couldn’t. Flora is my fav!