Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Moonlit Gathering

Just thought I'd drop in quickly to wish everyone a Happy May Day!

Also to show you my new painting that wasn't ready to show on Wednesday.

                                                              'The Moonlit Gathering'



Acrylic on a 38 x 29 cm canvas. It's inspired by the story The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.
 It is also slightly symbolic of my own house, the animals being characters in previous paintings, waiting for me outside...
Today I have been to town , had the painting scanned  and it is now available in my Etsy shop as a print to buy.
I hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend, whatever you are up to?  :) x

35 comments:

  1. Such a lovely painting. Perfect for The Little White Horse. And perfect for May Day.

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  2. Just BEAUTIFUL ...peaceful, serene...and magical :)

    happy day!
    ~marcia

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  3. I love the painting... I can simply fall right into it. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy May Day to you. xx

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  4. Your painting has a lovely gentleness, the animals look protective and I particularly love your owl.

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  5. Happy May Day, Karen! What a GORGEOUS painting...it's so gentle and charming. Perfect to celebrate a day like today. :) Theresa

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  6. Beautiful ... Happy May Day ... :0)

    Shirl x

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  7. I love your artwork and this painting is no exception. It could almost be a medieval tapestry, like the lady and the unicorn series of tapestries I saw in Paris. Your painting seems timeless and magical.
    For a fun poster my grandpa created for his magic show see my blog today; it was a show about zombies!

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  8. Oh gosh, it is beautiful!!!

    I just finished filing my first "big" income-tax return! Yesterday there was a party in a secret forest, see:

    blog.afiori.com

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  9. Lovely, particularly enjoy the white peacock with all the symbolism that goes with it.

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  10. What a perfect moonlit castle. I would want to sneak outside at night and visit with the animals.

    Beautiful, Karen. Happy May Day to you!!

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  11. My, oh my, oh my, Karen!!! This is beyond beautiful! It's brilliant! How do you do it? Ah, you must have a sack of magical dust stashed up somewhere in your treasure chest! (^____^) oxox

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  12. Happy happy Joy joy :)
    Lovely new painting (jiggedy jig) dancing in the moonlight !

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  13. This painting is wonderful, the light the mystique and and your friends waiting for you. Happy May day to you too.

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  14. And a Happy May Day to you as well (I'm in USA so it's still May 1st)!

    This is such a lovely painting. I am always enchanted with the *world* you create and I adore all the animals. Visits here are ALWAYS a pleasure :>]]

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  15. The magic of your art is truly beautiful x

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  16. Love the Castle House. Happy Beltaine.
    Cenya

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  17. Another Beautiful painting x x Beltane blessings

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  18. Such a beautiful painting Karen. Love your animals, you paint them so well

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  19. Wonderful painting. As in your other work, it suggests a magical journey or meeting about to occur. Hope your May Day was as peaceful as you pictured it.

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  20. I'm actually in the middle of rereading The Little White Horse, your painting is perfect for it, make a great book cover.

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  21. Your painting is lovely..Sorry I havent been to visit for ages, I have been snowed under with work and havent had anything exciting to tell on a post...hope you are well...my flowers are nearly ready to plant out from the seeds you sent last yearH (A time to dance...which was cocoa and blankets)

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  22. This is such a seren painting. I really like it.

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  23. I'm so happy I stumbled upon your Blogger page and can't wait to own one of your pieces one day...they make me so happy...magical childhood kind of happy :) Something I'm always looking for. Happy belated May Day to you, too!

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  24. Happy May Day to you as well!
    I love the new painting...your style is so peaceful and dreamy, and I absolutely love it. :)

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  25. As soon as I saw it I said 'Little White Horse' to myself. one of my favourtie books. Beautiful.

    A merry May to you!

    Sue x

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  26. Lovely to catch up on your blog, Karen, and to see your latest creations. Truly magical and inspiring. Bright wishes to you. xx

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  27. Your photo and new painting are magical!

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  28. Your artwork is amazing!
    I love this painting,so beautiful
    really magic!

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  29. Thank you all so much for your kind words :) xxx

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  30. I love this painting with its fairytale castle and all the animals waiting outside.

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  31. Another magical painting from you, Karen!

    -Dean

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  32. one of my favourite books when i was kneehigh to a bunny

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  33. i just discovered this magical place you have created. between the sights, sounds, and spirit of your page i quickly found myself in tears of joy!!

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