And once again, I don't really know what's going on in this painting. My best guess is that the Crown Prince of Cranes is hauling away his human bride who looks none too pleased about the situation. I suppose most people wouldn't be to pleased about being forced to marry someone they never met, much more so, someone of another species. But aren't cranes supposed to be lucky or something?? I don't know... I'm not well-versed on folklore. So, who knows - maybe it'll be the best thing that ever happened to her. And when they're old and gray, her crane-husband will remind her what a drama-queen she'd been that fateful day and they'll have a good laugh about it. Any other ideas what this could possibly be about?
On the technical side, I think her face is too close in value to the background behind her. I hope the sky doesn't look really blown-out on this pic - it was looking unnaturally bright when I posted it on my blog... I can't tell - the image is so small...
The drawing and a bit about it is here [link]
for those that are interested.
8.375" x 13.75"
Acrylic & a bit of colored pencil on watercolor paper