acrylic on plastic sheet

painted on a big plastic sheet flytipped in Robroyston – its good to recycle.
i fair set about the big surface with gusto, swishing the paint with my hands and dabbing with fingers , but gradually i ran out of steam and was left with just a vague background. what to put in it bugged me for ages.
i paced the floor before breaking into an angry outburst, throwing on some destructive blue blobs. i sat down and stared at the thing despairingly, but as i watched the blue run down the sheet i can see its not tears, no, its like tree trunks, excitement grows from the stomach and its ‘ding ding’ round two as i spring back to my feet.
i just thought i’d share this story because it sounds like theres a moral to it. enjoy my trees please.


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trees, water, redlection, blue, sky


  • Carson Collins
    Carson Collinsover 3 years ago

    I so want to be there! It has a very happy feeling to it and a nice tension in the level of realization. Thank you for telling us the story about your process while making it.
    Please consider contributing this to the RPG for the month of September.

  • thanks very much, glad you like it, i will do

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 3 years ago

    absolutely…with patience and waiting for the inspiration to make itself known…we can move forward and make beauty from what seems mish mash…hehehehe…Another beautiful and wonderful painting from you

  • oh yes, beauty from a mish mash

    – Matthew Scotland

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 3 years ago

    excellent! and I enjoyed your description lol :-)

  • ha glad you liked that

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Amanda Gazidis
    Amanda Gazidisabout 3 years ago

    Delightfully lyrical..Love the loose paint strokes and the dancing colours. Your work is a delight!

  • thankyou so much for this poetic praise

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 3 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerabout 3 years ago

    Very pretty. Love the colors.

  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farrabout 3 years ago

    Looks FABULOUS!!!~S

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussabout 3 years ago

    :-)))) Great story Matt ,Cool painting too jeff

  • hey jeff, hope your well buddy – glad you like it, it was a blast to paint : )

    – Matthew Scotland

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