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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Museum Finds Missing Work!

This just in!  A painting that has been missing from the Looking Glass Art Museum has just been recovered!  This piece, a historical portrait of a Wonderland Celebrity went missing just hours after it was donated to the Museum by Theodore M. Hatter in the days of The Red Queen.

It seems to have been residing in the Gift Shop, covered in ornate wrapping paper and tied with black and white ribbon. Having just assumed this was a mere prop for the store window....employees of the museum left it on display for decades...but did mention a bizarre feeling of dread when touching it.

Yesterday, a shop employee noticed a small tear in the paper revealing what appeared to be an eye peering from the hole....

Upon further investigation, agents carefully removed the dazzling paper to find The Lost Alice Portrait inside...the eye in question belonging to the well known Sinister Mister White who, as the tales say, lured the innocent girl down his rabbit hole so long ago...for reasons unknown.....


No other clues have been found other than an attached tag in elegant penmanship reading, "Merry Un-Birthday, Dear Alice.  I forgive you for trying to scurry away."


Mixed Media Acrylic on 11 x 14 inch canvas

I created this painting for Shayla at The Inexplicable Rabbit for a trade. She loves cute and eerie things, pretty girls with ornaments in their hair....and, of course, as her Blog name implies....bunnies!
I tried to incorporate it all :D

Everything went as planned up until the last moment when, after applying crackle finish, pen marks my daughter had drawn on the canvas that I painted many, many layers over, bled through in a most strange and ghostly way.

Luckily, Shayla just thinks they add to the painting's charm :)


I'm so happy to be linking this to Paint Party Fridays!  Yay!
Please have a looksey at the other participants and feel free to join in :)

Hope you enjoyed my little yarn....for more Madness, check out Vanessa Valencia's Mad Tea Party Invitation!  I had such a Wonderlandful time last year!

Mad Tea Party 2011 Button

Off I go....tra la la...anyone suddenly dying for a scone?!

Giggles and maybe a bit of maniacal laughter mixed in....heeheehee!

Cameron ;D

P.S. Don't forget my Giveaway ends Monday!  Please enter if you haven't done so already :)

60 comments:

NatashaMay said...

What a story! :) Love the piece and love the pen marks that bled through. They give it caracter. :)

Pointy Pix said...

lol, what a great storyteller you are! this is wonderful. please tell me more about crackle glaze-it looks amazing! and i wouldn't have known about the pen marks unless you said they totally fit with the piece! brilliant!

La Abela said...

Of course it is a work with character ...Saludos

Sunshineshelle said...

Oh how wonderful, the art, the post, I'm joining the tea party too, I have to post the badge/link on the weekend (almost dinner time here) so maybe we'll meet up for that scone?

Clare said...

ahh - i thought the story was true - great story - would make a lovely chidrens story -

Diane said...

Oh my goodness!!! So Excellent!!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Great story, great art I like the heart on the rabbit. I now too have a fairy name Ember Rainbowglow
She brings good fortune.
She lives where fireflies mate and breed.
She can only be seen in the light of a full moon.
She wears dresses that glow with fiery colours and has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.
FUN - thanks

wednesday said...

What a great painting, and a terrific story. Wonder how much art Alice has inspired over the years?

Diana Evans said...

What a wonderful piece with all the textures...love it!!! and love your story!!!!

Shayla said...

What a creative story to create just for this piece. It is so freaking amazing that my insides scream "AWESOME" when I see this. You should sell prints, t-shirts....everything with this painting on it. It is just....so sooooo lovely.

Roban Studio said...

Great story! At first I was thinking it was your art at a museum that was lost! You had me! I think it all worked out in the end and the pen showing through makes the piece look old, which matches the story line perfectly! Thanks for sharing! Happy PPF! :-)

Sophia said...

Nice work. I really like your mushrooms. :)

Tammie said...

I love your post, what you wrote, very clever! I also love your painting and I agree the blues that come through are fab. A gorgeous piece of art!

Gloria said...

What a great story and what a wonderful piece. The blues coming through are just great. I agree with Abela, "A work with character." Happy PPF!

EVA said...

Gorgeous piece and love your creative story! Lucky Shayla!!

BahamaDawn said...

awesome story and great piece of artwork!

Theresa said...

Love, love, love the story and painting. I agree I love the blue, gives it a bit of mystery. Thanks for sharing the link. I missed last year, but was their the year before.
Happy PPF! Theresa

SHERI C said...

LOVE the painting and your story! Thank you so much for sharing! HAPPY PPF!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I too think the pen marks add to the charm!
And what a wonderfully creative story too.

Happy Painting!

JessiVille said...

Cam, What wonderful art and fansastic story! At first I thought this was true until I read on...lol! I love the way the pen bled thru and all the distressed look with crackling. Very cool! I'm going to check out the tea party... Hugs, Jessi xox

Netty said...

Loving your post, such a great story...lol and loving your painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Beautiful! Ahh, children...they never fail to add to our lives in wonderfully unpredictable ways :)

Christine said...

lovely piece, I'm sure Shayla will love it.

Fair Rosamund said...

Such a beautiful painting, and I love all of the little touches like the red paint dripping off the rose! :) ~Lauren

WrightStuff said...

Oh what magic and such an eerie tale to go with it... what is causing the dread? Will that whiskery fellow be causing further mayhem? I must stay tuned to find out...

Theresa said...

Wonderful story and painting! I love how the marker magically appeared!

Raven Moon Magic said...

I will be visiting you for sure, so funny that I never even noticed the blue until you mentioned it, I love it, lucky lady she is to recieve such a wonderful trade.
I have a tea party idea or two, will tell you later when my parcel arrives...4 days??? hmmmm yes well that was a long shot! haha

xxx
sheree

Julie said...

Great texture in your painting!! Happy PPF!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Fabulous story! I was like WHAT???? and then realised what was going on!!lol

Love the painting - absolutely gorgeous!

Her Speak said...

FANTASTIC. I love the richness. :)

Kristin Dudish said...

I love, love, love the story for this painting! It is a perfect piece for Shayla! (The textures are incredible)

xo
Kristin

Dawn said...

Fabby canvass and love the story and yes the blue adds to the painting I think!

love Dawn xx

Nicola said...

Hi there, what a great story!!! LOVE this piece I really like how you used the crackle effect. I've tried it in the past but it never came up as good as yours. I really love that texture!! I think the blue adds to the charm of this piece too!! Great work!!! :0)

Heather said...

This is really cool. I am glad you showed us the closeups....i love seeing that....great painting for shayla, too!! awesome stuff here on your blog! I had fun peeking around! happy ppf

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a lovely, magical post! I love the story almost as much as art- almost! This is incredible and I truly think that your daughter's artistic touches added the perfect finishing touch of surrealism. I LOVE this!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie

Terrie said...

creative story to go with creative painting. and what a pleasant surprise to have new lines show up - serindipitous (after you get used to them of course).

Anne said...

Love your story and your painting! I would never have known that the coloration that bled through wasn't meant to be there! What a fun surprise!

Joyce van der Lely said...

This ....right from the first word I read.....makes me want to swap with you again. This is so divine !!!!!! Lucky Shayla !!! I love that crackle, that's yet another thing I haven't mastered yet. ♥ your art Cameron !!! and your storytelling, gorgeous !!! And I think the scribbles add charm to it all as well, I thought you did them on purpose until I got to te end of your story.
♥♥♥

Heather said...

This is a awesome painting!!! I love the mushrooms coming out of her hair. The blue color bleeding thru really does add to the painting. I do agree. Very nice!!

Marlene said...

Oh my this is a wonderful painting and I really enjoyed reading the story that you put along with it. Shayla is very lucky indeed.

Kathy said...

This is wonderful, Cam! You should've saved it for the Tea Party over at Fanciful Twist next month!! But I'm glad you didn't. I love this. Even the mysterious stain. And you know, you got that bunny's double chin just perfect! And the eyes. Wow! You're really good at the eyes. Mr. White Rabbit's have a sly look and Missy Alice looks...well..nervous!! LOL
This is just great. Have a terrific weekend! Hope you're doing something fun.

Cheers - Kathy

trisha too said...

Cameron, this is fabulous, and the back story just adds to the charm
(as do the mysterious stray pen marks!)

:)

Sorry I can't send you any of this rain . . .

Mary Hysong said...

Oh how fun! Love your little story and the close ups. MMMM next time the kiddo trys to help maybe you should paint some kilzs over it! But glad it turned out good in the end. Thanks for stopping by my place, Happy PPF!

susie said...

What a wonderful discovery you made, how sad it would be if this jewel was lost to time & never found!
Love your fanciful story Cameron & your gorgeous painting,
have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend friend!!
Big Hugs,
Susie

INeedToColor said...

this is a fabulous post you created gradually unfolding the full image! VERY nicely done!!! I love it! Happy PFF!!

Incipient Wings said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!

art2cee2 said...

Love the story and the painting! :-)

shedreamsofthesea said...

Wonderful story and gorgeous art!

Leovi said...

Wonderful painting, I like the details that give us a better idea of the beauty of the texture in this magnificent work. Have a good Sunday

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous story AND a fabulous painting...and I love the crackle paint too...and I adore the side of the frame too--so lively and cheerful...Your art is amazing, Cameron!
XO
Cindy

Faerie Moon Creations said...

WOW!!!!! Your Alice painting is just FABULOUS!!!! Shayla is one lucky girl. I love how you wrote up this post, too. Clever, my friend, very clever!

brendathour said...

I adore your Alice in Wonderland painting!!! You really had me going with the story too. Happy PPF!

miruspeg said...

Not only are you a talented artist Cameron but also a delightful storyteller!
I saw Alice in Wonderful, the movie, in 3D last year and was captivated by the brilliant effects.
I am so pleased you have a huge following. Looks like I am not the only one who thinks you are a wonderful friend.
Big hugs
Peggy xxxxx

Gerri Herbst said...

The painting is amazing but its the journey we get to take with your magical story that gives it true life...

fairyrocks said...

Love your painitng Cameron and your story is just too much fun to read!!! And we all know any piece of art with a story is far more valuable. You should attatch this story in an envelope to the back before you trade it.
I think we would get along fantastically..I can be a little Mad at times LOL
Keep smiling and creating

Carmen said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh and ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh again!

I honestly thought the pen marks were part of the painting! Gorgeous gorgeousness!

priti.lisa said...

My God! This is outrageously gorgeous!!! And I love how you made a story and slowly opened the painting...WOW! xox

Regan said...

Those paintings are amazing!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

wow that is fabulous ! love the story too :))

Wini said...

WOW...!!! What a beautiful painting. And I agree that the pen marks add to the charm. Great story too!! Wini xo

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