gnarled branches, mixed media

Gnarled trees branch, mixed media, 15 x20 inches, Vivien Blackburn

This one is a mixed media study of a gnarled tree branch in acrylic, ink, a little charcoal and oil pastel. It's fairly textured with the paint quite thick in places. Done on a heavy watercolour paper.

I've asked my students to bring me any interesting branches they find - I hope they do. I'd like to do some more. One has promised to keep her eye open for a skull as she often sees animal skulls when walking her dog - fingers crossed for this :>)

I wanted to work larger and freer than the last one I did, which was also mixed media but much more restrained and smaller.

What do you think?


A very abstract and colourful piece. I eventually intend to use mixed media with my photography. Keep up the good work.

Regards Trevor.
Jean Spitzer said…
Oh,Y not? I think this is terrific. Keep collecting those branches. (Branching out?)
vivien said…
:>D Y not indeed!

thanks Trevor - it will be interesting to see what you create with mixed media and photography

Popular posts from this blog

linoprint fish and digital experiments

playing with watercolours and coloured pencils

Hedges silhouetted agains the snow, winter light: watercolour and Derwent tinted charcoal pencils in Stillmand and Birn Beta Hardback sketchbook