I was looking at some offcuts of plywood ( My Man is a builder) recently , and decided that the grain of the wood was a perfect background for ... trees.
The trunks more or less painted themselves as the acrylic pigment settled into the grain of the panel, and I like the contrast of the cool foliage against the warmth of the pine. I kind of like the ideaI of the painting referring back to the original tree which it's made from.
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