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Thursday, April 16, 2015

"N" is for Neverland - A to Z Challenge

"Mystical Neverland" ©Mary Montague Sikes
Neverlands are fictional locations in the minds of children, according to J. M. Barrie, author of the play Peter Pan and the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. These places are not the same from one child to another. For me, Neverlands alway involve trees and the sanctuary found in the woods. I look out the window from my writing studio into a Neverland, and I treasure it.

For Farrand Ferand, the heroine of Evening of the Dragonfly, woods and trees are her Neverland. She loves the beauty of the trees and listening to the birds sing as she strolls through the woods. The occasional sighting of a herd of deer brings a sense of wonder to her. The landscape is both magical and mystical.

Her new painting, "Mystical Neverland", is the completion of yesterday's large canvas. This art work is 18 by 36 inches, acrylic and mixed watermedia on canvas.

Can you see the magic of Neverland in this painting?


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - it is magically coloured ... and I can Farrand being drawn in to her woods and trees .. the magical mysterious sanctuary she's seeking ..

It's beautiful .. so clever - cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes I can. Excellent use of colors.

Stephen Tremp said...

Ummmm .... maybe I need another cup of coffee.

Stephen Tremp
A to Z Cohost
N is for Numerology

David P. King said...

Every child needs a Neverland. :)

Sandra Meek Wilkes said...

I love the way you incorporate your art. I paint too and loved seeing yours.

Julie Flanders said...

I can see it. Love this one.

Birgit said...

This is just beautiful_again with the word:) I do see it in the painting-the woods and the way it goes from mainly yellows and reds and warm colours to the mystical blues and purples-wonderful

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Hilary, Alex, Stephen, David, Sandra, Julie, and Birgit, thank you all for your very nice comments!