Dec 11, 2007


This one has been a long time coming. I think I have actually started painting her four times and actually finished the painting twice. My nieces tell me that Cinderella is blond. I think I have always pictured her as a brunette, because my sister's name is Cindy and she has dark hair.

Oct 9, 2007

Briar Rose

Not much to say about this one... I wasn't planning on painting her at all, since all she really does is sleep, but I thought of a neat pose and ended up painting her anyway.

Sep 16, 2007

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen is not the heroine in Hans Christian Anderson's story, although she is the title character. She might be an antagonist of sorts, but certainly not an evil character. I included her in the collection because I wanted to do something very monochromatic and she seemed to fit the idea, and she will make a good January.

Sep 4, 2007


Sorry it's taken so long to get this one up. I have had another project to finish up, and it was a pay job, so it took precedence. Rapunzel turned out to be one of my favorites in the series. Painting the hair was a lot of fun.

Aug 7, 2007

An Amphibious Agreement

The latest in the series. It does seem like they are not getting finished as quickly as the first few did. The last three or so are on the boards now though, so it shouldn't be too long now.

Jul 19, 2007


Anyone who has read Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves knows that the servant girl, Morgiana is the true heroine of the story. Without this clever girl's wicked imagination, Ali Baba would never have escaped the schemes of the treacherous thieves.

Jul 6, 2007

A Real Princess

This one might make a good February, just because of the palette. I don't usually use so much pink, but I branched out a little. It was tough, the color you see, is actually the third tint of pink that I finally liked.
The Princess is about to have the worst night's sleep of her life.

Happy Birthday Little Robin.

Jul 3, 2007

The Little Mermaid

Happy Birthday Scarlet! And thanks to Delanie on this one for reminding me that the scene should be at dawn on a ship.

Jun 28, 2007

Princess Badoura

Another heroine from The 1001 Arabian Nights.. Badoura is brought briefly together with Prince Camaralzman by two Djinn who want to compare the fairest mortals in the world. The Princess and Prince immediately fall in love, but are transported back to their homes, China and Persia, by the Djinn The rest of the story tells of their search to find each other again. In her adventures, Badoura, disguised as a youth, becomes the king of an island. This is how I chose to depict her.

Jun 25, 2007

Beauty - sans the Beast

Third in the series. I always picture this story set during the Cavalier period. It's one of my favorites for costumes and sets.


She is the heroine of the 1001 Arabian Nights. In order to prolong her life, she distracts the Sultan with a one story per night . The result is the collection of stories which include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, and Sinbad the Sailor.

Snow White

Second in the series. Good for December.

Elise - The Wild Swans

I am currently working on a series depicting heroines of fairy tales. There is a suggestion that perhaps they could be made into a calendar or something. This is the first one I finished. She is from the Hans Christian Andersen story The Wild Swans. I think it would make a good illustration for October.