Oct 08

Forest Dweller


“Forest Dweller”
Oil on canvas, 21″x13″ wide.

Artist Commentary: I spent Saturday in the Anne’s Wood near Cornwall. The early morning was misty and cool, but the trees were lush and dripping with dew on this summer’s day. There was a scent in the air that didn’t seem quite right; a sense time dilating, and breezes heavy with memories of other times.

The wood was lush, dark, and filled with birdsong. But ere long I also heard a whistling coming along the path behind me. A young lad soon strode into sight. And for a moment, both of us stood in shock at the sight of each other. The youth was clad in raiment I had never seen other than at a Renaissance Faire; he, likewise, must have been equally startled at my modern clothing.

But, we had no time to discover why we were each clad in such strange garb. A booming sound came from the forest deeps south and east of where we stood, and, with the ground shaking around us, we each fled to an ancient tree for cover. Soon the quaking was upon us, and against the brilliant rays of the morning sun we espied a figure, immense and brooding, striding through the forest glades. Unkempt the giant appeared, and he was sniffing the air as if smelling something unfamiliar. Upon his shoulder rested an entire tree trunk, which served him as a club.

Thankfully, the monster did not slacken its pace, but proceeded westward, scanning the forest floor and sniffing for its prey. I feared that the two of us were its quarry, and, with a silent farewell, the youth and I each went our separate ways: for my part, I sought out the forest eaves. I knew not where the lad sought safety….

21″x13″ wide signed and numbered prints – AVAILABLE! Please click here.

21″x13″ original oil painting – $1200.00 US plus shipping.

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