“Elfin Hollow” watercolour by Angela Fehr
9.75″ x 14″
This painting gives me a happy feeling – I enjoyed painting it so much, layer by layer, savouring the shapes and flow of the paint. And I love any painting that lets me spatter paint!
Our back yard is very moist – we have a lot of ground water that gives us moss instead of lawn on our little country acreage, and after a day or two of rain, we get mushrooms popping up all over. I managed to snap my reference photo before the kids played soccer with this one. A mountain ash tree grows nearby, hence the berries.
The silhouetted leaves in the upper right corner were a stroke of genius, if I must say so myself. I love that they give the effect of peeking through a densely wooded area into a little sunlit hollow. My girls imagine that a fairy makes the glade her home – can’t you just see it?