Monday, February 21, 2011

In the Witch's Wood

John Duncan's Celtic mythology paintings are a delight, but it's also delightful to come across an out-and-out faerie painting by him. His work here is a bit reminiscent of fellow Scotsman Sir Joseph Noel Paton's famous faerie paintings.

This is an illustration of two lovers, Yorinda and Yoringel wandering through the woods, enthralled with each other, and oblivious to the circle of good faeries dancing around them who are helpless in protecting the two from the forces of darkness ahead of them.

Love can do that to you.

John Duncan — Yorinda and Yoringel in the Witch's Wood — 1909




Annie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Looking at it makes me feel happy. Thank you!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...


Medieval Muse said...

I'm a big fan of his work and this one is just spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing.