The Soldier's Bride
The Soldier's Bride is a small mixed media painting that is part of my Fabled Folk series. The pieces in this series were all inspired by bits of the folk tales that I used in the collage layers.
This includes a page from The 12 Dancing Princesses, in which the princesses sneak away each night to dance until their shoes are worn out, much to the dismay of the king who offers a daughter's hand in marriage to the one who can discover their secret. A retired soldier is finally successful where all others have failed. As he is 'not very young' he sees it only fair that he choose the oldest of the princesses to be his bride.