By Kelsey Hamersley. Pen & ink and watercolor. March, 2012.
Another study for East of the Sun and West of the Moon, a continuation of this one, after I realized that in the intro it would have been storming. It was very fun to take the same scene (though I edited somewhat) and give it a different time in the day and different weather—just seeing how it changed the mood. This one’s a little too scary for what I was going for, but a good start. Here’s the quote I wrote below the painting, taken from The Blue Fairy Book’s version of the tale:
“So one day—‘twas on a Thursday evening late at the fall of the year—the weather was so wild and rough outside, and it was so cruelly dark, and rain fell and wind blew, till the walls of the cottage shook again—there they all sat round the fire busy with this thing and that.”