Earth and Sky © Barbara A. Freeman
Silverpoint and Acrylic on Prepared Paper 6 1/2" x 7 1/2"
This is the final cropped version. Showing more of the background rocks seemed unnecessary and I thought it took away from the focal point. Now your eye goes directly to the mushrooms! This work is all about textures, from the detail of the driftwood to the smoothness of the mushrooms, the underside of their gills, as well as the smooth river rocks and then the delicate wings of the butterfly. This work in silverpoint and acrylic was submitted to a local competition, no theme. I'll show it again after I have it framed. I should find out this week, so I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed and let you know! For now, I need to come up with my next project. I have several things floating around in my head so it's just a matter of working it out. I do have to get some miniatures finished for the fall deadlines, but I think I have one more non-miniature to do first! Until next time...Thank you for taking the time to read about my work.
Oh and by the way, the train trip was great and we will do it again! It's so much better than flying, much less stressful and without the invasive security!