Random Artwork Wednesday: “Granddad Was Facing Death. He Knew It.”

I painted this as a contest entry to help promote a friend’s business. It is my interpretation of the Mothman of West Virginia folklore. The version of the painting I entered in the contest can be seen below. After submitting it I repainted the trees in the background using the edges of thin metal plates instead of brushes. I have since ordered two differently sized palette knives and I will be using them from now on. They are a game changer.

By the way, I found it was almost impossible to paint two circles of the same size with a brush. So I just dipped a pencil eraser in red paint and touched it to the canvas. Instant matching eyes. Just throwing that out there if anyone needs it.

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