worked in studio again today, gave the tree spirit another layer of oil, its had many reworkings, today one of many. She still hasn’t lost her sense of balance in the composition, sometime when I go back and work on a painting I lose it totally, but this one, she has a real strength of character, she is very powerful ! A bit like the weather today, its wild and windy out there !
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something quite disturbing when I look at this image. “Derek Bird” came to mind, a placid friendly family man on the surface, the face put out to the world on a daily basis, the other hidden from world, full of anger, rage and fury that drove him on a murderous shooting spree…………. Why, what happened? Underneath the surface something was boiling and raging and it spilt over into uncontrollable rage killing 13 people. I find it hard to believe that nobody could believe it of him, you cant hold all this in without it leaking out somewhere. In time, looking back, its more than likely people will see in retrspect the tell tale signs and will begin to put all the pieces of jigsaw back into position…………..
Image was created from a photgraph of exposed tree roots taken in Yorkshire. I duplicated and flipped the layer, then joined it together on photoshop. Low and behold this face appeared, I added the eyes, and tweaked a little but the face is very clear to see.
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amazing what appears from nature, these image of the exposed tree roots were taken by the side of the river at Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire, the sheep image taken in shropshire.