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    Hide n Seek (Larger file added)

    Well this started out as an abstract and turned into a forest (story of my life with abstracts).
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    That's a great forest that grew up from your brush

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    The abstract that morphed into a forest...turned out very well...
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    Dear Sketch, I tend to do the same with abstract and initial wild casual strokes. Quite soon I either start to see something to carve out or feel the need to add some real-like element into the picture ...
    This work stunned me and I find You got here such a superbly real view of an tangled, intricate forest, that I wonder if anyone could ever get the same effect by a purposedly and intentional start and planning.
    It would at least take days and days of patient work and copy on some detailed reference, should it be enough.
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    Eddie, a funny story and a great painting. I'd like to see a bigger file to see some of the detail. It looks marvelous.
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    Thank you everyone!

    @Caesar - I completely agree with you! There is no way I would have taken this approach had I set out to paint a forest from the beginning. A fun and interesting exercise of the brain. I suppose that my issue of abstracts turning into representational forms is evidence that I paint with the left half of the right half of my brain...lol!

    @Byron - Sorry about the small image, I had a preset on my resizing software that I forgot to change. Here is a larger file... Don't get lost in there!
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    Simply wonderful outcome here. It is fascinating what brush and our imagination can do. Very fine job indeed.

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    Wow Sketch I feel like I want to peep out through those trees and shout BOO . Fine painting again from you
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    That's really pretty Would look nice in a minimalist setting.

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    Sketch, this is wonderfully done. Takes a lot of work to make a forest scene. Great job!
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