Shadowness - toland http://shadowness.com I am a freelance illustrator, homemaker and mother. I have been painting for nearly 8 years in a variety of mediums. en Storm in a Teacup http://shadowness.com/toland/storm-in-a-teacup <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/storm-in-a-teacup"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420312/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is one of the pieces from my Tumultuous Tea Party exhibition at Eight and Sand Gallery in Seattle coming this November (2014). The paintings are all big-eyed Gothic-Rococo and Baroque melodramatic ladies at a surreal tea party gone wrong. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:43:48 -0400 The Oracle of Pompeii http://shadowness.com/toland/the-oracle-of-pompeii-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/the-oracle-of-pompeii-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420311/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Pompeii is one of my strange fascinations, hehe. This is a very romanticized (obviously) painting of a priestess of Pompeii that I created last year. I have plans to continue with a series of paintings, once I get some publishing work off my table (it never ends!). Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:41:28 -0400 The Siren's Catch http://shadowness.com/toland/the-siren--s-catch <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/the-siren--s-catch"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420309/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This painting was inspired by the song "The Siren" by Nightwish. In the song the man ties himself to the ship's wheel to keep the siren from taking him, but I depicted him on the beach instead since it was a less busy background. The siren is cutting him loose to take him, she's not about to stab him to death like some people have accused me of painting. :P Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:37:55 -0400 Trouble is Born Not Made http://shadowness.com/toland/trouble-is-born-not-made-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/trouble-is-born-not-made-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420308/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Another older piece. A wizard and a dragon, although more comical than the usual wizard and dragon paintings. :) Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:36:14 -0400 Unlikely Guardian http://shadowness.com/toland/unlikely-guardian-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/unlikely-guardian-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420307/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />An oldie but goodie, inspired by all the legends of the lady in the lake. Prints are available on my website, as always! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:34:59 -0400 Birth of a Siren http://shadowness.com/toland/birth-of-a-siren <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/birth-of-a-siren"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/419346/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I love stories of sirens and frequently paint them in their siren-form, but how did they become sirens? I plan to do more paintings exploring this theme, eventually. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:25:23 -0400 The Apothecary's Cat http://shadowness.com/toland/the-apothecary--s-cat <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/the-apothecary--s-cat"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/419345/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is an old painting now, but who doesn't like mischievous kitties? :) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:24:13 -0400 Spiderbait http://shadowness.com/toland/spiderbait-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/spiderbait-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/419343/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A repaint of a really old piece I made when I was a teenager! Prints are on my site, as always. :) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:21:35 -0400 Goldfish Mermaid http://shadowness.com/toland/goldfish-mermaid-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/goldfish-mermaid-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/419342/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Just a simple mermaid swimming with some goldfish. :) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:20:45 -0400 Arthemis http://shadowness.com/toland/arthemis-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/toland/arthemis-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/419341/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The third piece in my butterfly fairies series, Arthemis was inspired by the Red-Spotted Purple butterfly! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:19:35 -0400