Saturday, January 26, 2013

GREEN MAN

GREEN MAN
Day 25 of Leslie Saeta's 30-in-30 Challenge.
Today I had some fun, imagining a Green Man. If you've never heard of the Green Man, check out this wikipedia link for some insight. Found all over the world, these sculptured faces seem to emerge from the flora and fauna surrounding the countryside they preside over. Some people think they are woodland deities, but this isn't correct, for many reside inside ancient cathedrals in Europe. If you live in an older town, you may even see them peering out at you from the architecture of some of your historic buildings. Their meaning is a mystery, lost to us in time, which is why I find them enchanting.

GREEN MAN
Not for Sale
12" x 9" / Oil on Canvas Board
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2 comments:

  1. This is really quite a lovely painting! It caught my eye INSTANTLY as I was scrolling down Leslie's blog while I was checking to see how much longer I had to submit my own painting, and I just had to see it on your blog "in person". It's so, well, amazingly cool (sorry, but I can't think of a better way to describe it right now as it's almost 12am, but please know I mean this as a great compliment!) and it's really inventive as well. It's hard to pin down exactly what my favorite part of this painting is, as I really just love all of it, but I guess I could narrow it down to your beautifully rendered strokes that are so painterly in nature, the crisp yet cool (in tone this time - lol!) coloring you used in it, and finally the lovely shapes of the leaves to be quite honest. Beautiful, beautiful work Kristy! =)

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    1. Melissa, I appreciate your comments. I tend to always see what is "wrong" with my paintings. It's great to hear what you like. Thanks for posting.

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