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Queen of Hearts (Off With Their Heads!) by Lynnette Shelley

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First artwork in a new series I am working on inspired by the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In this iconic image, a beautiful but dangerous Queen of Hearts as femme fatale draws her finger across her throat to signify her threatening intentions.

“The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. ‘Off with his head!’ she said, without even looking round.”
-Lewis Carroll, "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland "

Original artwork measures 19 × 25 inches, mixed media on gray Strathmore watercolor paper. This artwork took about twelve hours to complete over a two-day period.

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lynnette shelley, art nouveau, celtic, female, femme fatale, heart, lewis carroll, queen of hearts, woman, wonderland

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

www.lynnetteshelley.com

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  • Robert David Gellion
    Robert David G...almost 5 years ago

    She is a sleigh one . beautiful work.

  • Thanks Rob :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederalmost 5 years ago

    oh wow, she’s lovely! Love the colours and the patterns, as always (wow, that dress ..!!!) but especially the expression on her face … really wicked because she has such a sweet face but we know she’s serious about it.

  • Thanks Barbara. My husband was laughing at me because I kept smirking into the mirror trying to get the expression right but I am afraid I am not very good at making sly and devious faces lol.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgatealmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic!! Look forward to seeing more from Wonderland :)

  • Thanks Alexandra. I am probably doing the cat next.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • SnakeArtist
    SnakeArtistalmost 5 years ago

    That looks great, really well done.

  • Thank you :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 5 years ago

    Ooooo She is wonderful Lynette !!! The colours, her dress and hair, all the details (awesome). I like how she is subtly evil (I wouldnt mess with that gaze).
    Cant wait for more xxxx

  • Thanks Anita :) I’ll probably be doing the Cheshire Cat next

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • ronny2009
    ronny2009almost 5 years ago

    stunningly beautiful piece of work….

  • LindaAppleArt
    LindaAppleArtalmost 5 years ago

    Certainly looks like you!! great composition and detail!

  • heh. I’m afraid I can’t my hair to do anything remotely like this. lol.
    Thanks Linda.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful details in this composition! Great!

  • Thank you Doreen. I am flattered you think so.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • SHRyan
    SHRyanalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful and vivid work Lynnettexx

  • Thanks very much!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonalmost 5 years ago
    Beautiful work!inst fav!

    km.

  • Thank you Kevin

    – Lynnette Shelley

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