Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gnarly and grumpy

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-Gnarly and grumpy-
Acrylic on canvasboard
24x18 cm

This image started as a study of the tree, but after one painting session I liked the image but felt it needed something extra, so I added Grumpy. I did that using Golden Open Acrylics which I really liked in the past. This time, I was really struggling with them trying to get a decent opaque dark value. Those things are so much easier with oil-paint.


Tracey Clarke said...

Grumpy! Perfect. This is wonderful, Erik.

Erik said...

Hi Tracey,
Thanks for stopping by.

Lokelani Forrest said...

I love the character in this tree. You have given it a personality...gnarly and grumpy is very fitting.

Erik said...

Thank you Lokelani!

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