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Alexandra
01-03-2010, 02:15 PM
A tribute to Felix Salten's "Bambi, A life in the Woods"

This is a story that is hardly read by many these days. We all have this one in our collection of favorites ideal for young and old alike.

Hope you all like it.

Evart
01-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Wow, this looks fantastic Sandra. I love it :)

Alexandra
01-03-2010, 02:24 PM
Thank you Evelyn!!!!!!!:D

foxytocin
01-03-2010, 03:23 PM
Sandra, it's gorgeous! Very atmospheric.....I remember loving the book and balling my eyes out when the movie was rereleased at the theater when I was a child.....would be a good one to read again....

Valerie
01-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Alexandra this is wonderful, I love it.

Albert
01-03-2010, 04:20 PM
nice colors..........:)

AT-TA
01-03-2010, 06:09 PM
Alexandra, this is heavenly gorgeous... so good to look at... spacey, storytelling and sweet for old and young ones alike as you say. I like the colors...also...

Juz
01-03-2010, 06:30 PM
Very cool effect Alexandra... reminds me of photocopy art :)

Gray
01-03-2010, 08:10 PM
The colors are so cool and frigid, the painting is certainly well named. The whole thing makes me feel almost chilled looking at it. I love how the shadow of the deer fades into the trees behind it, almost as if the artist is the light source. Neat!

byroncallas
01-03-2010, 08:13 PM
Very nice Sandy. Your exploration continue, and never fail, to dazzle. :):):)

shechat
01-03-2010, 08:39 PM
Nice one Sandra, with a surreal feel, I love the gentle cool colors

Mairzie Dotes
01-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Alexandra,
Though I did not read the book, I vividly recall enjoying the animated
movie version as a youngster and your "He Walks Alone" has brought
back fond memories of the story. This is a beautifully painted tribute,
and so well done! :)

TOM!
01-03-2010, 09:12 PM
Well done Alexandra, very nice shadows on the snow.

Sketchism71
01-03-2010, 11:23 PM
This is wonderful Sandra! You know I'm a sucker for wildlife! A classic Disney tear jerker! I need to watch that again... or better yet, read it! This is very well done!:D:D

Alexandra
01-04-2010, 12:29 AM
Dear Foxy, I had never read the book. I grew up in the Disney era and watched TV, and went to the movies. Seldom read any classics. My husband loved the story and read it as a child. It was published I believe in the late 20's. He had a second copy that had been packed away in his parents attic. Later when our first child was around ten or so she wanted to read it. She fell in love with the book. We ordered it (not knowing his book was in their attic) and all read it again. Later this copy would find it's way to the original owner again to be loved and cherished by his daughter! The story continues with Bambi's children and an endearing squirrel story from those two stories that we also have. The movies cannot hold a candle to his books.
Mr. Salten began writing when he was seventeen. He was born in Budapest in 1869 and grew up in Vienna. He was poverty stricken and was frail with health issues. His early life with much sorrow gave him a keen sympathy with animals instead of hatred gifting him with this ability to write these endearing books.
Thank you so much for your kind and generous comment.:):):):):):):):)

Valerie, Albert, AT-TA, Juz, Gray, Byron, Shechat, Mary Ann, Tom, Eddie, Thank you all so much for viewing, time, and kind comments, I will cherish them always! Love and hugs, Sandy:):):):):):):):):):):):)

Eileen724
01-04-2010, 04:12 AM
What a beautiful tribute this is, Alexandria! I love your blend of colors...it almost makes it mystical. I just hope that there are no deer hunters hiding behind any of these trees!!!

Alexandra
01-04-2010, 04:23 AM
Thanks Eileen, and no hunting in this one.:)

Lima
01-04-2010, 06:34 AM
Very nice painting.

Alexandra
01-04-2010, 11:44 AM
Thanks Oriane so much!

pai
01-04-2010, 06:54 PM
I really the blue palette you used on the leaves. Very magical. To me, I feel the shadow is his beloved partner he has missed. Like searching for his partner in the wood. Just my thought. :)

Alexandra
01-04-2010, 11:11 PM
Thank you for the beautiful and touching comment Pai, it is very much appreciated!:)