Friday, June 3, 2016

The Wishing Tree

A couple of years ago I drew a tree in pencil on a really rough surfaced canvas. I never wanted to paint over the pencil image and it took me a while to figure out what to do with it.

I decided to paint in a magical night time scene with birds and a fairy so that the figure of the tree would seem other-worldly .

The Wishing Tree
Acrylic & Pencil on Canvas
55cm W x 30cm H

I really like how the fairy lights came out looking a bit vintage, and that the owl is a bit grumpy looking as if he's saying "what are you looking at??"

But I think the fairy needs to have a makeover as her face looks a bit crumpled and old. I'd prefer her to have soft rounded features that glow with a greenish tinge....and maybe have a nose that isnt so huge!!

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