Mixed Media Artist

IF ‘Instinct’ Little Red Riding Hood


Little red riding hood  knew she shouldn’t have strayed from the path.  Her mother had told her not to.  It was just that she wanted her grandmother to feel better and  knew that the sight of wild flowers would put a smile on her face.  But now, it was getting dark and she had the strangest feeling.  You know that feeling.  Like she was no longer alone.  Like someone was watching her.

Little red riding hood stopped picking flowers and stood up straight. Standing silently she listened for movement in the dark woods  surrounding her.  She moved the freshly picked flowers up toward her face. ‘Maybe their sweet smell would calm her’, she thought to herself, but this feeble gesture did nothing to ease her increasing feeling of  dread.  The harder she tried to listen, the louder her heartbeat pounded in her ears.  She was all at once being taken over by a horrible sense of foreboding.  Like she was being  devoured,  body and soul, by fear itself.

12 responses

  1. Hi Marie! Thank you for letting me know about my bad link on IF:) This is a really wonderful painting- great composition with the wolf lurking in the background. Your color choices are stunning. I took at look at your etsy shop – more beautiful work! I ♥-ed you so I would remember to come back. Have a great weekend.

    February 20, 2009 at 4:01 pm

  2. Poor girl. Great eyes though.

    February 20, 2009 at 6:37 pm

  3. All the better to see you with! Thanks you guys!

    February 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm

  4. great piece…I love art with little red riding hood…

    February 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm

  5. Beautiful painting for IF!!

    February 21, 2009 at 1:05 am

  6. Your palette choices are wonderful and all your portraits have an air of mystery to them.

    February 22, 2009 at 3:16 am

  7. Very beautiful!

    February 22, 2009 at 5:42 am

  8. Spooky! but well done

    February 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

  9. Love your paintings!! Found you thru Elizabeth Seavers Blog! i know her thru Liberty Town and I am lucky enough to be able to visit often and see her wonderful art in person! I have been encouraging her to keep up with her blog as people will start to find her and now you have found her!! Hurray!!
    Your work is wonderful your faces and collage are so expressive and have such feeling !! Iwill be back often!!

    February 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm

  10. Beautiful, and very haunting.

    February 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm

  11. Hey Maria – isn’t this what we do when we ignore our intuition – smell the flowers – poor thing – this made my skin prickle

    March 2, 2009 at 4:34 pm

  12. You know, we are the only animal on this planet that ignores their instincts! Crazy!

    March 8, 2009 at 5:46 am

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