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Today I am sharing a finished piece of art that I started at the beginning of September. I wanted to make a birthday present for Mr Hippy, and I knew that he'd love a picture of trees and the night sky.
Now, I am NOT an artist. I have tried my hand at a bit of painting before but never been very happy with my efforts. I decided I would give it another go, fully expecting to fail.
I decided on my theme and set about painting it.
I worked mainly with acrylic paints, but there is also some oil paint in the final picture, along with some embossing, and some other inks and potions.
Here is the finished article:
Now, I don't think that it is quite wall-worthy but he was really, really happy with it!
I messed up the Aurora Borealis on it (and had to do some patching up!), but for a first go I am happy with it. I plan to do another go when I have the time. I would like to use my tree stamps to create better trees. If I do another I'll post it up here.
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