Proud Titania

Proud Titania, Queen of the Fairies. Among all that is beautiful and poisonous. The flowers and berries around her include Wolfsbane, Hemlock, Angel Trumpets, Foxgloves, Opium poppies, Castor flowers, and Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade).

“Out of this wood do not desire to go:
Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no.”

For Perna Studios trading card set ‘Spellcasters 2: Enchanted Realms’ (coming Spring of 2016). Acrylics, pearl paint, and crystals on canvas-board 9×11 inches.
This will be a promo card for the set.

Proud Titania, Soni Alcorn-Hender

Proud Titania

Sleeping Beauty preview

Preview excerpt of the Sleeping Beauty painting, 10×13″ on canvas-board, for the forthcoming trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ by Perna Studios.

Sleeping Beauty preview, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Sleeping Beauty *preview*

Beauty and the Beast

Belle returns to the castle too late, and finds the Beast dying among the withered roses.

A painting 10×13″ on canvas-board for the forthcoming trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ from Perna Studios.

The Frog Prince

He’s caught your golden ball. Come into the water to get it back.

The clothing is inspired by young men’s court dress of the German renaissance, with a bit of ballet. Painted for the Perna Studio’s trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’.
Acrylics, inks, metallic paints, acrylic glazes, and 22k gold leaf on treated canvas board, approx. 9 x 12″

Classic Mythology II: Helios & Selene

Helios and Selene, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Helios, god of the sun, and Selene, goddess of the moon from the pantheon of Ancient Greece.

Of my 5 artist returns for this set, these are the only 2 finished so far. The others may have to wait until September or after.
Both Helios and Selene are now for sale, if you’re interested in a little sun or moon for your own collection, please see here.

Classic Mythology 2 work in progress, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Classic Mythology 2 cards, work in progress

Snow White

'A gift for lips as red as blood'. Snow White, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Snow White, ‘A gift for lips as red as blood’.

Basecard painting for the trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ (2014) for PernaStudios.
In inks, acrylics, gloss medium and 22k gold leaf on 9×12″ treated canvas-board.

Of Persephone and Pomegranates

Persephone catches the awful attention of Hades, Lord of the Dead.
Mixed shiny, sparkly media and pomegranates on canvas board, 12 x 8.5″
To be printed as one of the cards in the forthcoming trading card set ‘Classic Mythology 2’ from Perna Studios.

For sale via silent auction (2 days only) on my Facebook art page HERE.

Persephone and Hades, Soni Alcorn-Hender

Hades loved her but Persephone flew from him. Yet he followed and watched her, and devised a way to steal her to be his queen of the dead.

Persephone and Hades (detail), Soni Alcorn-Hender

detail

Spellcasters ‘Poisoned Apple’

The painting for the basecard (printed card) for ‘Spellcasters’ by PernaStudios.
24×30 cms; acrylics, gloss mediums, glitter, varnish, iridescent flakes, rhinestones, and silver filigree on specially treated canvas.

I do like revisiting the fairy tales of my childhood and merrily reinstating the gore, horror and ghastliness so commonly castrated by Disney and modern versions; and sometimes just adding some of my own for fun. :)  This Witch Queen is Snow White’s Stepmother, preparing a very special apple for the wayward child, and ensuring it’s a very juicy red.
Shown behind her is her mirror servant; and judging by the frame, certain sacrifices were necessary to acquire such supernatural aid. He has the pupils of a goat, or is it an octopus? Either way, it’s not human.
The dress was a lot of fun, though hard to capture in a scan (hence the inclusion of dodgy photo below), it’s an almost 3D mix of glossy varnishes and oozy oil-like effects, with iridescent flakes on the shoulders for a green beetle-wing effect; and a myriad of shiny, sparkly adornments on dress and crown.

'Poisoned Apple' (Snow White) by Soni Alcorn-Hender

‘Poisoned Apple’ (Snow White)

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