This is a section, after a layer of oil paint.
The shape is exquisite. I chose the colors based on the waters of the creek, mossy greens, rich browns, reflected sky blues.
Then I added resin for shine. Shine is an important element in almost every piece in this collection.
Ultimately, I would like to light this from underneath. The light would shine through the knot holes. I want this collection to be observed in the dark and the light. Pieces that can be touched, sensual shapes with earthy colors, shiny watery surfaces with the lights on, and in darkness, the shapes of this once living organism can be appreciated separately.
The creek becomes a place where I am constantly hunting for natural shapes to transform.