The concept for this painting came from one of my coworkers and it seems to beckon the likes of a campfire horror tale. One in which a ghastly white hand reaches from inside the acoustic guitar in your bedroom and begins to play you a midnight serenade. I decided to paint this in a much looser fashion than most of my other work and find parts of the painting to be unusually interesting. The piece is painted with Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The intense granulating character of this paint coupled with the texture of the Arches paper creates for very interesting effects.

6th Place Finisher in Your Best! challenge.
Featured in Music of the Spirit group in November 2009.

I am a still-life and floral watercolor artist based in the Tacoma, Washington USA area. My work can be found in collections throughout the world as well as on the set of ABC Studio’s television series, “Desperate Housewives.”

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Comments

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 5 years ago

    A different concept indeed. Sorta spooky & thought provoking.

  • A bit unusual for me as far as the subject matter goes. Just trying something different for a change.

    – Ken Powers

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 5 years ago
    Creepy but I love the technique!!!
  • It is totally creepy. Thanks for the compliment.

    – Ken Powers

  • The Scouts
    The Scoutsover 5 years ago

    This is a fabulous painting Ken ~ welcome to redbubble, it’s nice to meet a fellow Washingtonian…here are some TIPS for maneuvering the site and presenting your heARTworks ;) TK ♥

  • Thank you for the warm welcome. Those tips are going to come in very very handy and it is nice to know that there are others from my neck of the woods on this site.

    – Ken Powers

  • AngielArtsagain
    AngielArtsagainover 5 years ago

    Hi, like a story myself and something a little off centre…I like the image…Cheers Ange

  • Thank you! I had to laugh a bit while I was putting this one together.

    – Ken Powers

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    Wonderful, Ken! Fantastic, and unique

  • Thank you Maureen. Just thought I would try something a little different this time.

    – Ken Powers

  • PERUGINA
    PERUGINAover 5 years ago

    This.. and all of your other works are just wonderful Ken!!!!

  • Thank you very much. You are too kind.

    – Ken Powers

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations! YOur work has been featured in
    Music of the Spirit
    A congrats banner challenge will open in one day.
    Thanks so much for adding this great art to the group!

  • Thanks Maureen, I appreciate it!

    – Ken Powers

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 5 years ago

    Here is the banner for your past feature

  • Thanks Frogster!

    – Ken Powers

  • Studio Momo╰༼ ಠ益ಠ ༽
    Studio Momo╰༼ ...about 5 years ago

    i love it!

  • Thanks Shea! This one makes me laugh a bit.

    – Ken Powers

  • allicata
    allicataalmost 5 years ago

    Great, creative work, Ken! So different!!

  • Thanks Allison! This was a fun one to paint!

    – Ken Powers

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