kay’s destiny

from “the snow queen” by hans christian andersen ~ “kay’s destiny” all grown up, kay finds his destiny lies to the north, in the palace of the snow queen. leaving his novels, his absinthe, & the pallid bust of pallas, the snowflakes spirit him away…buy a print on etsy   i think, for the “snow…

"kay leaves the palace of ice"

“kay leaves the palace of ice” from the “snow queen”.this scene depicts the moment when kay has solved the snow queen’s puzzle & has become his own master as well as a won a new pair of skates. however, he’s not ready to grow up & leaves the palace of ice with gerda.   the…

"the snowflakes vanquished"

“the snowflakes vanquished” the snow queen’s palace is guarded by her snowflake army. unsure of how to reach kay, gerda’s frozen breath becomes angels who subdue the army. i love drawing armor, especially fantasy armor. this was painted in the midst of my klimt / pre-raphaelite infatuation. or maybe it was love bc i still adore them, they just don’t quite…

gerda dreams on the river

from “the snow queen” by hans christian andersen ~ firey haired gerda goes in search of her friend kay, but the river lulls her asleep with dreams of endless summer.winter is all around her. from the tall pines to the small white sun. she happened upon some flowers daring to brave the cold & a…

the snow queen

“The Snow Queen” she wears a kokoshnik (russian crown) & a fanciful mail & gauze dress. appearing out of a storm of snowflakes, her midnight black hair whips around her. growing up in sunny southern california i’ve always romanticized the snow. the first time i saw it i threw myself face first into it, thinking…