Monday, December 12, 2011

Martha is Concerned About the Tree Monster Lurking Behind Her

Martha senses something is amiss in the forest. The tree's around her seem oddly alive and moveable. She thinks she hears rustling behind her. Is it just another deer or squirrel? Or maybe it is one of the tree monsters of legend! Hundreds of years ago, the forest was known to harbor many a tree monster. In old legend they were described as mopey creatures that sluggishly waddled through the woods. They practically blended in with the woods themselves because their tails were shaped like a trees thick trunk. As legend has it, despite their apathetic appearance, the tree monsters could be quite sinister. They often swallowed humans whole! As Martha walks through the woods, she thinks of the tree monster legend. She tries to convince herself that it is just a legend.
Martha is right to believe a tree monster may be near, but she is wrong to completely believe the old legend. Even in the day's of abundant tree monsters, the creatures were never blood thirsty. They are omnivores who enjoy munching on moss and leaves. The tree monster would never dream of devouring Martha.

This painting was done with acrylic on a canvas I bought at a thrift store. I rarely use acrylic and one of these days I want to get really good at it. They are really fun to use. Blending acrylic paints is more fun then blending of other types of paints.

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