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Original is Acrylic on 11×14 canvas board

Original has been sold

Springtime is my favorite season, I just love all of the new growth and color that pops up! I’ve seen Spring in many places, but I have to say, Springtime in Oregon is absolutely stunning! On my drive home from work the other day, I noticed that there are Cherry Blossoms and what I think are a type of Japanese Maples blooming EVERYWHERE!! Some are bright pink, some are pale pink, some are a vibrant purple! These new colors really stood out and stuck in my head. Originally, I saw this painting as having the deep green background, that you see, with shades of purples for the leaves…..I wanted more of a wine or grape feel. But….I encountered a slight problem. The royal purple that I wanted to lay down first would not show up on the deep green in the background! I was rather frustrated, so I went back to the original inspiration and mixed up some pink. Once I started laying down the pink, I thought to myself: “Oh dear, this is WAY too bright!” Needless to say, my spirits were crushed a little when things weren’t working as planned. But…I trusted my Muse and let her guide me through this. Once I was done with the pink, I went back in with some purple…YAY for the bright pink letting it show up this time! Then came the trunk and branches, followed by the highlites. Of course, my troubles couldn’t be over! I was stuck! I couldn’t decide how to finish off the piece! What final color would tie everything together? Would there be a home for a faerie in this one?! So, I went back to the source of inspiration for this series – the music! The music that was playing during this painting was from Faerie Radio again. (Really, go listen!! FaerieRadio) Songs by Australian artist, Louisa John Krol were playing much more frequently than any other artist on the playlist. I took this as a sign and went to her myspace page to hear more. I was a little bummed at first that she only had one song available to play, and it wasn’t one that I had heard. But, I clicked play anyway and everything fell into place!

“Come blackbird and take my soul away
You won’t keep your vagabond at bay!
Your fortress hangs heavy in the tree:
Come blackbird and take the soul of me away….
Who will listen into your lore?
Will the echo follow your call?
Who will listen while you’re waiting by the wooden door? "
Louisa John-Krol

So, I went back to the canvas and added in the Faerie. She’s waiting, by the wooden door, ready for the blackbird to come. She doesn’t want to be forgotten when she’s gone so she blows some of her magick into the wind…

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Comments

  • FAIRIEWOMAN1
    FAIRIEWOMAN1almost 6 years ago

    Another nice graphic image. Have you thought about textile design or art? Your work is perfect for tapestries and hangings, or long kimono.

  • Thanks! This is one of my favorites! I had never thought about the textile stuff…but you’re right, they would make great tapestries and a kimono would be too fabulous for words! :) Any ideas on how to go about something like that?

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayalmost 6 years ago

    I agree with Helena, your work would look fantastic also on materials..this one would be a beautiful wall hanging..

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralalmost 6 years ago

    The colors in this are fantastic. I love the energy of it!!!

  • Thanks so much! :) It definitely has a good vibe…

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 5 years ago

    lovely !!

  • Thanks! :)

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasover 5 years ago

    Magic! and spring it’s my fav. too! :)

  • Thanks! It’s just such a refreshing time of year, isn’t it?

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thank you

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    Beautifully done Lynsye ;) xoxox

  • Thank you my dear! :)

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • arstone
    arstoneover 5 years ago

    Hi Lynsye from a local girl (well, Eugeniac!)

    You have a wonderful sense of movement and color that makes your work take of a feeling of dance, if that makes sense. I feel it as if I’m twirling around with joy and laughter as the petals fall.

    I can see how this was inspired by music. I love your commentary about how the painting progressed. So much we miss in seeing the end of the work as if it’s the last note in a song. Maybe paintings should be videos? Hm.

    I love your wings, too. I always wanted wings…

  • I love Eugene! :) Do you attend FaerieWorlds in the summer?! As for the wings, I make them, hoping to sell them soon….check my myspace for more pics if you like. (myspace.com/lynsye818)

    The way you see/feel my painting is EXACTLY how I ffeel when I’m creating them. It pleases me to no end that those feelings come across to the viewer! :)

    I’m a big fan of your work as well. :)

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 5 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • Thank you xoxoxo

    – Lynsye Medalia

  • coke58
    coke58over 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks! xoxo

    – Lynsye Medalia

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