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Summer Solstice by nellmckellar Summer Solstice by nellmckellar
The magic happens at dusk.

Watercolour and gouache.

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CearaFinn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
:star: Featured here [link]
:wave: Lauren
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:iconmrsorrentino:
mrsorrentino Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
great palette and use of media!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Thanks heaps :)
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Number01QT Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Pretty glow and one of my favorites of yours
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Moonpetal90 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
UMMMM this is just AMAZING really I dont have words! The color combinations is GREAT!Ugh you are inspiring!
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BigFace Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
What a beautiful body. Id like to see your life drawings. Come to Wales, I have a life-drawing class on Thursdays.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
Are you back in Wales? Well I'll see if I can make the class. Otherwise, you should probably come and visit me.
;)
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Oh how I wish I could paint with watercolor the way you do it! It's so luminous and soft!!! Fantastic work! Definitly a + fav!
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mrucanka Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
I like the idea of these shiny berries and the way they contrast with the rest of this picture- so soft, muffled and chilly. Even though this reserved lady with steely glance tends to be the main subject of your work, there's something I like much, much more- the subtle, glossy beads of dew stringed on(?) the cobweb. Congrats :)
Besides, it shows your great tenderness and intuition ;)
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Ah thankyou! "Tenderness and intuition..." I do like the sound of that. ;)
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot, more fairy artwork! And this one is especially attractive, what with the lovely blue and then those big ripe berries just glowing! What I love even more is the fact that your fairies are so unconventional, not like the traditional flower fairy kind of look at all. :) Call me crazy, but this one looks like she's from the sixties! :XD: It's just the 'Nell Mckellar' kind of look. :)

Anyways, I love the dimness of the leaves which seems to make it look like it's twilight, and how the glow of the berries and the fairy is the single source of light. Gorgeous. And the details on the dew! :faint: Just amazing. You have such insane dedication to your art and it shows in every piece you do. This is no exception. Keep it coming, gal! :D
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Thank youuuuuu Ludi!
Yes! I wanted to give her crazy hair, I did want it to look kinda wacky-vintage. Thought it might give the piece a different touch. I thoroughly enjoyed doing an olde time-feel faerie painting, so expect more from me like this in the future!
Hope you been well. :)
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I do like your faerie paintings! :D

Yeah, I've been feeling pretty good recently... Just nice to have those up moments now and then. :) And i hope you've been well too! :hug:
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Linksquest Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
awsome colors and really neat style.
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Aoede Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
Wow, very nice. I love how her wings (and some of her back) are furry, like a moth. Well done.
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sanguigna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
Can a fairy are more delicate than this? I think not...she's ethereal and trasparent...what a wonderfull job!!! :heart:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
Thank you so much. :hug:
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:iconthingrodiel:
thingrodiel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005   Writer
As usual I love soft colours and your imagination. What wonderful and beautiful creatures live in your mind? Would like to know them all :love:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
Hehehee, thank you :)
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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
this reminds me alot of alan lee's work. Brilliant! i love it :+fav:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
Thank you so much! I love Alan Lee's work.
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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
as do i:)
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grafficjam Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
this just blew me away. this is the reason why i know watch you. please submit more like this! and soon!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Hehe, thanks so much! I shall try :D
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
wow. i really like this one a lot....so i'm going to fav it. so there!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
Hullo Amy! Glad you like :)
Hope you're doing well!
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toeknuckles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
i am indeed. soon i will have the internet at my own house again, and you'll be hearing from me much more often. i'll be faving all over the place!!
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carolinebradley Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh Nell this is stunning, the little details in the cobweb, in the leaves, just has the mind dancing :boogie:
And the irridensent glow just makes this piece so wonderfully magicial!!
Fav....
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Why thank you! I am glad you approve! :D Thanks for the fave too!
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carolinebradley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tis ok :D
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PrincessArwen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i love summer solstice, such a magical night.


this is really gorgeous, fits it so well, id love to get a visit for this little fairy next year.

i love the colours, the details, how everything seems to glow.

stunning work!
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Thanks heaps, Rie. :hug: Glad you like!
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
A most elegant and refined looking creature. :nod:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Thank you, Alan! :hug:
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IngeVandormael Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Very elegant work Nell. Love it :D
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:iconnienor:
nienor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
lovely: the glowiness is just awesome, and i know how hard that is to do in watercolour and gouache.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Thank you! :)
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:iconnienor:
nienor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
np!
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, that detail is really amazing!! I love the monochrome look with the red berries. It is very striking! Wonderful job!! :XD:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Thanks heaps!! :)
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:iconmoon-blossom:
moon-blossom Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOooooh! beautiful! The red berries (they are berries, right?) are a pretty touch ;)
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Thank you! :)
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:iconaramn:
AramN Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Dear Nell.Very ellllegant & aristocratic work.
Colours are Super!!!
:hug:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Ooh, aristocratic eh? I like the sound of that. :)
Thanks! ;)
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:iconverdant:
verdant Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Very lovely nell... I like the subtlety of colours!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Thank youuuu! :)
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amberfishy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! Sarah is right. You are a national treasure ;) There is something about the berries, they are very feminine. The glowing reflective light is so nice too. Love it :heart:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
LOL! I don't know about that! :blushes:
Glad you like though! :D
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TheGlome Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The added colour really stands out here... fantastic work on the glowy effects. This piece in general has a very ethereal feel to it.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Thank you so much. I was going for ethereal. :)
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