Thursday, August 1, 2013

Alice in Wonderland

I have a confession to make, I do not like Alice in Wonderland. Just like Winnie the Pooh, Alice and her friends can take Tigger and Pooh back into the Disney vault, never to come out again....Unless someone requests me to do a painting of them. Then, I'll gladly welcome them out with bells and whistles!!!!!

I got a request to paint Alice at the Mad Hatter's tea party for an Alice-themed birthday party. With all the requests I've gotten lately, and my trip coming up, I got to work right away.

Here's the screen shot from the movie that I was asked to paint:

Original screen shot from movie

And here's my version...

I grew to really hate tea cups and kettles doing this! Making very fine lines, whether straight, curvy or intricate designs is very, very difficult to do. I was starting to go as mad as, well,  a hatter doing these!

Now, at this point I should have been finished, as the original shot from the movie was just a plain, black background. But, I thought it was just a little empty. It was missing something and I knew I had to jazz it up. So, I put the dormouse in the corner and added fireworks and stars that are from the scene where the mouse drifts down with an umbrella.

Here's Alice:

"Alice in Wonderland"
18" x 24" original acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped canvas

I must have done a good job, because not only did my client really like it, but the Turtle (who loooooves Alice in Wonderland) keeps saying he doesn't want me to give it to them. So, that's one done, and a bunch more to do. I better get crackin'!


  1. I thought your picture WAS the original. Way to go, this is beautiful!

  2. like always Tink you rock!! That is why we went with you to paint our Ponyo picture! I can not wait till it is done and I can blog about it!

    1. Thanks! And you won't have to wait too much longer...I just have to paint Ponyo and her sisters. All the background is done!

  3. Looks fantastic! I dont think ive ever even seen Alice in Wonderland. Hows that for a confession?

  4. Great job!! This is beautiful (as always)! :0)

  5. That looks great! I love the colorful additions.

  6. Awesome work!! You need to work for Disney!