Monday, May 3, 2010

Tree of Life - A Work in Progress

I shared this over on the Pagan Artist's Network blog, but thought I should share my work in progress with all of you as well.

I've had a large 24"x30" canvas with a half assed sketch sitting in my closet for over a year now. I've had no intention of carrying out the previous painting, because I no longer liked the idea halfway through the sketch. I decided it was high time to use it and have begun to paint my own rendition of the tree of life over it. No sketching required.

This is my first large scale acrylic painting in almost 10 years and honestly, I feel a bit rusty. I'd like to blend more blues into the sky, I'm only about 1/4 of the way done with the bark work and then there's the underground portion that I have no idea how I plan to tackle. I know that I plan on painting a golden acorn attached to a single shiny oak leaf at the end of one of the roots towards the center.

But how to paint the cavern below the tree... all black? Black and grey? Black and grey and brown? Hmm...


  1. Beautiful painting i love tackling a large canvas too good luck with it be sure to keep posted with updates xx

  2. I know this is a really random comment but i love your blog and im putting your button on mine =]

    beautiful painting so far by the way, i cant wait to see the end result.

  3. No matter how you end it, I'm sure it will look wonderful! This is a very powerful symbol that I love. Keep us posted now!

    Kisses and love from us.

  4. I agree with Nydia....very powerful. WIP, and the best is yet to come.


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