Leaving Never Never Land

Leaving Never Never Land paintings, Beth Hemmila: acrylic on canvas
This is the start of painting series that I'm calling Leaving Never Never Land. I like to first sketch my ideas out in pencil on my canvas and then fill in large areas of color with a medium tonal value of paint.

My concept was to pick one image that symbolized childhood and repeat it differently within each painting. I chose the image of a tree with a swing as my primary symbol. This tree and swing are my homage to the children's book The Little House and the author/illustrator Virginia Lee Burton.

What symbol reminds you of your childhood?


  1. i love this - going to think on it and come back...

  2. What a lovely peek at what you are up to. It's an interesting series and I hope I get to see more of the process.


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