AEDM2017, Day 29 Back to the Woods

Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...

Click if you want to make it jump out at you...but you need to say BOO! for yourself.

This was something of an abstract experiment in light and color that almost worked...but I'm still not entirely pleased with it, so I set some music to playing on Pandora and when I came back with my coffee a Robbie Robertson song was playing...Go Back to Your Woods. Okay. Sure.

So then I started playing around with more photos from our recent trips up to the North Shore...

You can click this one as well, no need to say BOO! though. Unless you want to, of course.
This image came together almost immediately, so yeah, I saved it. I think it is a nice replacement for the earlier 'Greengate' that didn't quite work so well earlier this month. But I could feel that I wasn't done yet. Nope.

Go ahead, click on this one--this creature isn't shy at all...
I was pleased with how the greenish tint took on an almost smoky look in this piece, but for a little contrast, here's a version with more vibrant coloring...

Go ahead and click on it--this one needs to be seen at a larger size to really see anything...
So now I'll be listening to more Robbie Robertson and getting back to work on various least until I get another nudge and I head back into the woods again...


  1. Oh beautiful! I love your layering work! My favorite is the second, it comes to me as a world/underworld image with a beautifully shaped portal between the two. The colors are just perfect.
    ( And then when I clicked on it to enlarge, my brain saw Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer in the middle of the top section, that was a hilarious moment... When I clicked again, I saw that it were actual those mean bloodless fighters of one of your previous posts but dear, did I have a jolly good time ;-))

    The Greengate worked out very well indeed, I definitely prefer the dark green version.

    Thank you Robbie Robertson for today's creative orientation ;-)

    1. LOL! I loce it--Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer showing up is awesome good fun! He's ten times more fun than those little brute-guys any day of the week, especially now that we're in the thick of consumer-dammerung or whatever the pre-holiday money-madness season is called.

      I'm rather curious about the squat figure plopped down in the middle there...not sure who they are just yet, but they definitely have something to say...

    2. Oh, and I highly recommend Robbie Robertson's music!

  2. Very creative ~ favorite is black, white and green ~


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