“The Golden Key” – Grimm Painting Complete!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“The Golden Key” – Grimm Painting Complete!

Hey guys!
So the next gallery show I have coming up is something very season appropriate… “Grimm Fairy Tales”. This show is for The Dream Factory in Frankfurt, Germany. It is always nice doing a show on my side of the world πŸ™‚ and everyone loves Grimm! Especially the dark, nitty gritty tales… however!! I decided to do something on the lighter side πŸ˜›

 

 

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“The Golden Key” – 10 x 11 in. – oil on linen

 

This is actually the 2nd Grimm painting I have done in my painting career, the first one was really dark with blood and missing body parts…all that good stuff. But for this painting I wanted to find a bit of a lighter story. Well, that might be a bit of a stretch but I wanted to at least find a piece of a story which had a bright moment! So, I turned to my trusty Grimm book! This was a gift from a dear friend who found it in a used book store in NYC, dated back to 1899.

 

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I found this story, which was entitled, “The Old Woman in the Wood”. That doesn’t make for a very appropriate painting title since the main character is actually a young peasant girl! In true Grimm fashion the peasant girl has bad shit happen to her when she goes into the woods…After being assaulted by a band of robbers a magical white dove hands her a golden key!

 

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She breaks into the evil old woman’s cottage, steals stuff, releases the white dove from the curse and wa-la….receives a handsome prince πŸ™‚ Not too bad, not too bad! Not to mention, the heroine is the one kicking butt in this tale! Though in my painting she does look pretty sweet and innocent ^_^ Gotta watch out for those.

 

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“The Golden Key” will be on view from October 3rd – 31st at The Dream Factory! This painting as already sold, but I have no doubt there are tons of amazing Grimmy paintings by a great round up of artists in the show, so check it out! πŸ˜€

Have a great Samhain season everyone!

 

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