Here are two old painting of mine, two fairies. The pink "forest fairy" is actually from 2003 and I think it was one of my first succesful paintings. I used to be a pencil person until everybody kept telling me to do something in colour...so I started to learn painting and the fairy was one of the first pieces that I finished.
The blue "water fairy" I painted in 2005. I like the colour choices in that one already much more...I can't help it that as a Scandinavian I kind of like muted colours. If I lived somewhere else I'd probably have different colour choices...but most of the time during the year I see muted colours around me...so muted colours it is.