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This is one of my favorite paintings...I used it for my icon, in fact.
I was trying to do some interesting things with the composition. The whole design of the fairy incorporates a series of arrows that are meant to draw your eye to the dandelion. The shape of the wings, the hair, the open sky...all point to the flower. I don't know why. I just thought it might look interesting.
In my mind, she's the first fairy of summer, & her job is to go around sowing the first dandelions of the season. She's a bit of a troublemaker.
Watercolor on cold-press D'Arches paper.