Guttation is the exudation of tiny drops of sap that accumulate on the tips or edges of leaves and acts as a release valve for excess water pushed up from the roots. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/causes-guttation-plants-50855.html Image via themetapicture #Plant_Physiology #Guttation
Using just a Sharpie, the artist started drawing with the image of a fallen oak tree in his mind, but his imagination quickly took off from there as he painstakingly drew heaps of rotting wood, fallen branches, knots and fissures, wild grass and plants, bushy leaves, and even a massive whale. The amount of detail in the mural is breathtaking, as each closer look reveals another aspect of the piece.
Image transfer to wood - *Gel Medium – I found it at Michael’s with the artist acrylic and oil paints – not with the craft acrylic paints. (Mod Podge photo transfer stuff is not transparent, leaves white background, so don’t use it on wood unless you want a white background.) *Mod Podge. *Brush. *Image – mirror image on regular paper. *Piece of wood, cut to the size you want. *Sponge & water
“Lovely Day” 24"x24" MELISSA MCKINNON Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist features BIG COLOURFUL PAINTINGS of Aspen & Birch Trees, Rocky Mountains and stunning views of the Canadian prairies, big skies and ocean beaches. Western Art. (Detail Image of colourful autumn leaves, tree trunk and impasto paint texture)