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?