Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Woodland Fairy
"The Woodland Fairy" is one of my favorite images that was reproduced by the Green Tiger Press back in the 1980's.
This black-and-white image by artist Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888 - 1960) is from "Bush Songs of Australia", published in 1910. A Melbourne, Victoria, Australia native, Outhwaite worked primarily in pen and ink and watercolor and one of her favorite subjects was fairies.
Here we have the barefoot Woodland Fairy, complete with butterfly wings and gossamer gown, seated on a vine swing and surrounded by blooms and a magnificent spider web.
Now available in very limited quantities in any one of my three online shops, Etsy, ArtFire, and LolliShops.