Skull and the Swamp by Karen Gingell
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This is charcoal on heavy watercolour paper. Part of the What is Left Behind series. Leans a bit to the surreal. 101 Views

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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    wonderful work

  • Thank you

    – Karen Gingell

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    wow, such mood creatured here, I LOVE your charcoal work, this is sumptous, I soooo dig this!!!

  • This was great fun, just really worked the charcoal, rubbed back, erased, mashed it on a million times – what a mess, looked like a day in the coal mines – happy you like it

    – Karen Gingell

  • banrai
    banraiover 2 years ago

    great draw, love the mysterious dof…. superb style Karen

  • It became an exercise of adding then taking away, obsuring and hiding most of the skull, love the charcoal, messy but fun

    – Karen Gingell

  • CRose
    CRoseover 2 years ago


    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature! Your Host: CRose 09-26-12

  • This was a great surprise thank you so much :-)

    – Karen Gingell

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    SEPTEMBER 26th, 2012
    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED ART GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Hi Mary – thank you so much for feature – Karen

    – Karen Gingell

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the HALLOWEEN group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you francis been trying a few different things lately (old dog new tricks comes to mind) the feature was a very nice surprise :-)

    – Karen Gingell

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 2 years ago

    love this tangle Karen!super work!!!

  • Hi – good to hear from again – and thank you – this took me quite a while to do – it changed many times

    – Karen Gingell

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    love these chiaro-oscuro effects, so well done!

  • Thank you – this started out very detailed then I started taking things away. Good fun to do

    – Karen Gingell

  • Maraia
    Maraiaover 2 years ago

    this is wonderful! I love the rythm and the mystery of it.

  • It was a fun thing to do – ended up completely different from how it started – thanks for you comment and fav

    – Karen Gingell

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 2 years ago

    A BEAUTY!!!!

    Like the air of ‘swamp’ here: what is seen, inferred and what is hidden..
    Like your portfolio a great deal.
    Sending peace,
    sass

  • Thank you so much Sass so happy you came to visit. Loved working on this one just kept moving and changing – think it had a life of it’s own

    – Karen Gingell

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