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wesleydownunder
04-27-2018, 05:00 AM
After seeing my early efforts, a friend asked if I could paint a "spooky tree". I replied, "I dunno...let's see." This is what I came up with. Overall, I'm happy with it, but I'm finding clouds particularly difficult. This is acrylic on 18 x 30 canvas board, from June 2017:

LavenderFrost
04-27-2018, 09:20 AM
I think many of us find clouds difficult. I think you did a good job and that is one spooky tree. It looks like it has arms that might grab you.

Artchrispy
04-27-2018, 10:34 AM
Great back lighting and moon rendering. It looks so bright. Great job!

hmshood5
04-27-2018, 11:25 AM
It does look forbidding... sorta makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up!

Katie Black
04-27-2018, 12:05 PM
It does look creepy. I must say I am relieved to hear that I am not the only one that struggles with clouds.

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 05:13 AM
Thanks y'all, I had a lot of fun creating it.

Mark

Grampy
04-28-2018, 08:31 AM
I agree the backlighting is superb. It reminds me of something? 31st October springs to mind. Well done.
Steve :clap:

OrchardistPA
04-28-2018, 09:21 AM
Lovely branches on that tree and the moon draws the eye from the clouds!
I also struggle with clouds ... getting the wispy OR fluffy look is hard for some of us.

talisman
04-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Cool spooky tree.
I like the back lighting on the the tree.
It looks like the Moon is pushing down on the clouds, not a bad thing, different and interesting!

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 11:33 AM
I agree the backlighting is superb. It reminds me of something? 31st October springs to mind. Well done.
Steve :clap:

Thank you, Steve. My granddaughter said the same thing, "Paw paw, that looks like Halloween!"

Mark

ColinS
04-28-2018, 01:48 PM
You are doing so well!

This works well.

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 02:03 PM
Thank you Michelle!

Mark

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 02:04 PM
Thank you, Christopher!

Mark

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 02:06 PM
It does look forbidding... sorta makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up!

Thank you! That's the feeling I was reaching for.

Mark

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 02:08 PM
It does look creepy. I must say I am relieved to hear that I am not the only one that struggles with clouds.

Thank you, Katie!

Mark

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 02:09 PM
Lovely branches on that tree and the moon draws the eye from the clouds!
I also struggle with clouds ... getting the wispy OR fluffy look is hard for some of us.

Thank you, Nancy!

Mark

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 02:10 PM
Cool spooky tree.
I like the back lighting on the the tree.
It looks like the Moon is pushing down on the clouds, not a bad thing, different and interesting!

Thank you Diana!

Mark

wesleydownunder
04-28-2018, 02:11 PM
You are doing so well!

This works well.

Thank you, Colin!

Mark