I want a cover-up for a tattoo which I have on my arm, and dislike. I have known for ages that I wanted a Green Man, but also that he had to be different from any of the images I’d seen online. The Green Man is Cernunnos, he’s Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Hunt, Lord of Primeval instincts and Lord of the wild, dark, secret places where earth is musty and damp, green shoots push through and reach for life. He is Lord of the Stars and Lord of all nature. And I’m pretty sure he’s sexy. So why, when you do a Google image search, do you only get wizened, gnarled, barely-flesh old tree sprites, or clumpy stone carvings?

But this fine fella finally came to me in the last week, I found him, and he demanded to be drawn, and I was fortunate enough to be off sick for two days. He is composed of Oak, Ivy, Holly and Mistletoe and is painted in watercolour pencil, ink & colouring pencil.

The Green Man
MY Green Man.

30-Something, creatively scattered, if only I could focus I might be able to do something amazing…. probably need to quit work for that, though.

Happily married, lost all my angst, moving from canvas to camera and back again. We’ll see.

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  • millymuso
    millymusoover 2 years ago

  • Cool! Thanks.

    – Claire Aberlé

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    BRILLIANT

  • :)

    – Claire Aberlé

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 2 years ago

    Wonderful, Claire! Beautifully done!

  • Thanks Susana :)

    – Claire Aberlé

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

  • Wow, that’s great, thanks!

    – Claire Aberlé

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    July 13th, 2012
    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED ART GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Cool :) Thanks Mary.

    – Claire Aberlé

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 2 years ago

    You make a good point about his age.
    I like to think that the older versions are just wiser.

  • Thanks Marriet. :) I think you can be wise AND young and sexy ;)

    – Claire Aberlé

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 2 years ago

    I don’t know many wise youngsters, but hope springs eternal. ")

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...6 months ago

    beautiful work Claire!

    18-Apr-2014
    3-way tie for 1st place out of 20 entries
    THREE WAY TIE WIN OF THE CHALLENGE
    An Animal Hybrid, Cryptid or Mythical Creature Challenge


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