Acrylic on 9×12 canvas board- Inspired by the song “The Willow’s Lullaby” by Priscilla Hernandez.
This piece was created while listening to Faerie Radio. (If you haven’t listened to this, you must! Faerie Radio The Soundtrack to the Magickal Realm ) This ongoing playlist is full of music that stirs the soul – there was something about the type of music that brought the color blue to the front of my mind. So, I layed down some Phthalo Blue as the background. Next came the bright green ‘leaves’, I needed something very vivid against that deep, spinning blue. Then came the tree trunk and branches, followed by the fade into a ‘watery’ area, and finally the darker ‘leaves’ were added. I sat back to get a good look at the painting, and knew that it needed some final touches. About this time, a beautiful Priscilla Hernandez song came on. The melody and sound of the instruments in this song helped to move my brush and add in the Faeries and thier ‘faerie dust’. I had clicked over to Faerie Radio to see what the name of the song was because I knew it would be my title. I saw that it was: “The Willow’s Lullaby” and thought to myself; “How perfect! It does look like a Willow Tree!”. The lyrics for this song are a bit darker than the sound of the song suggests.
“When the willow sings half alive
it releases all the pain it hides inside
if you hear its song alone
You fall sleep and your soul is gone…”
Is this what we see in our dreams beneath the Willow? Or are these Faeries here to take you once you have fallen asleep? Not all Faeries are kind…I do believe these could be a terrible beauty…