Etched and painted wood stick

OK, I have to admit that I am really having fun with these wood sticks. 😀

I have no plan for this stick. I just play with it. After etching some tribe style patterns I apply a little wood stain. But I am not satisfied with the monochrome color. So I draw on it with my oil based marker. The wood stain I use is oil based so I avoid acrylic marker.

It takes sometime but I enjoy the process.

Since I have no plan for this stick. I give it to my little one and she plays with it.

She likes it. ❤

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.