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green tea ice cream (by ivoryhut)
Both pieces were completed this month, May 2013.
The first one is oil on canvas. I meant to repaint the boat, but my teacher suggested I leave it the way it was. I initially tried to mimic the style of Leonid Afremov in order expand my horizons and try something new, but it obviously took a different turn. I’m pretty all right with it I suppose, perhaps the shadow from the boat could have been wider…
The second painting is pen and watercolor on a prepared canvas. The gesso I used was chalk based and was supposed to sort of mimic paper and allow for the absorption of the watercolor. Mm, let’s just say that it was pretty unpredictable medium. It’s a bit hard for me to explain the effects but it was pretty interesting, definitely more difficult than working on paper though. Also, I meant for the hand to be black..I think that the ink of the pen I used may have reacted with the gesso and turned to a more violet shade. Who knows. I’m pretty okay with it though. I’d like to say that the theme of this year is spontaneity! And going with the flow.
Also, sorry about the quality of the photographs..I’d say I’m better at fine arts than digital arts >.<
A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.
My friend Isaac has the most gorgeous hands I have ever seen, and I am completely enamored of them. The day I met him he promised to let me draw them, and I finally got to last weekend.