murals, pop art, portraits by Maria Beadell

Inspirations from Japan: Little Red Riding Hood

03/04/2013 00:16

My most recent painting has just been added after a bit of a break...Little Red Riding Hood was originally meant to be a forest-scape inspired by the beautiful mountains and forests of Japan, however while painting, it occurred to me how mythical and fantastical the scene looked, despite being entirely real. It was reminiscent of the landscapes of Miyazaki's animes, and of fairytales. So I was motivated to add an anthropomorphic tree (again, entirely natural and also encountered in japan), and a creepy little girl in a red cape (my favourite!) The wolf is leering menacingly in the corner, combining two favourite elements of my recent works into one.