There are many
different versions oft he Wizard of OZ. What makes it so interesting, in my
eyes, is that, whatever version you
pick, the magician is a fake. There is no magic, just a bunch of people who
need to believe that someone loves them and is protecting them, and a fellow,
like we know many in history, who happened to be there at the right time.
And then, if the
magician is questionable, what about the witches? Is the Wicked witch wicked,
is the Good witch good? Life is a game of mirrors, half truth and beliefs, and
everyone ends up with his own version of the story…
That’s what I like
most about this classic, that’s why I chose it as my first main theme for 2016.
I painted two version of the Wizard’s Palace: one on a stone naturally
standing, because you know I love those little houses but I don’t want to use
any modified pebble; and a magnet version, with the big head Dorothy sees the
first time she meets the magician. The colors are green and gold - it was not
easy to find the right shade – like every building in the Emerald City.
Dorothy and her
friends, and the witches too, the witch of the North and the witch of the West,
found their place on a new story stones set. I had so much fun painting it, I
love to have a chance to draw my own version of what I read, take a step back
and try to imagine the characters from scratch for once. I love how they came
out, which one is your favourite?
This tale meant so much to me in these months that I picked
it also for the next desktop monthly calendar… a special month, since it is
almost my birthday. I hope you’ll love it, just click on the right format and
download it for free!
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