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pugwash
09-04-2013, 07:20 AM
This painting is of an actual tree that I photographed here in Perth ( a Sugar Gum tree I believe). All that I added were the hinges and door handle and a bit of mist.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Sep-2013/1112482-elventree.jpg

himawara
09-04-2013, 10:20 AM
A very mystic painting, I like it.

maryinasia
09-04-2013, 10:37 AM
love it! great memories... as children, we used to call these fairy trees... inside were spiral staircases :)

mercbill
09-04-2013, 12:30 PM
Excellent, brings back lots of childhood memory's of story's by my granny of our trips in to the woods.

sketchZ1ol
09-04-2013, 07:12 PM
hello
:) a fun idea !

given the proportions , another 5%+ on the bottom might do well ...

just a thought .

Ed

water girl
09-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Very clever!

JustinM
09-04-2013, 07:59 PM
I like it. The shadows falling on the trunk (from a different tree's leaves?) almost make me see faces or something in them, which adds to the mystery :)

Mettaphorica
09-04-2013, 09:43 PM
very enjoyable!
cheers
Donna

Theodorablau
09-05-2013, 04:49 AM
Brings back fond childhood memories for me - love it!

gecko99
09-05-2013, 07:34 PM
This is lovely - great textures and a wonderful muted palette...yes Dorothea, it reminds me of the Magic Faraway Tree stories :)

Nicole

pastel65
09-05-2013, 08:46 PM
Great painting. Endless stories can be imagined from this one scene. Pam

SueR
09-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Wonderful...my kind of painting :)

pugwash
09-07-2013, 04:34 AM
Thank you everyone, for your comments. I spotted this tree while I was out walking the dog. The bit where a large limb had been removed some years ago looked so much like a door that I couldn't resist it! I put it into an exhibition but the only frame I had big enough was a square one. (that's why the proportions are a little off Ed.) Anyway the painting sold straight away so I'm happy. I have since been told that you can buy little "Elf doors" to attach to your own trees!!

Talley
09-09-2013, 05:23 PM
This is very fun pugwash. And all those greys and blues in the trunk are lovely. I can see why it sold so quickly.