Playing around with wood effect in a few pieces as a different layer of the project in both meaning and paint .
A test to discover if someone was a witch was to dunk them into a pond – if they floated they were a witch as it was believed a witch was made of wood. Sadly if they sank ( i.e. drowned) they were innocent . Not a good outcome either way.
This new piece is about holly, hawthorn and blackthorn which will be developed in future layers but liking the starting point I’ve just painted and going through the ‘that it’s a shame to paint over it’ doubt I always get. Waiting for paint to dry is tough as it allows too much thinking time at a point when you need to just get on with the work …..and so I will remove it from the easal and use this time to put the next layer in the ongoing pieces.
At the half way stage in terms of getting the ideas/pieces into a form of realisation. Yikes!