After posting the Carved Man the other day, and then the Little Green Man, I thought I would have a go at painting my version of the actual Green Man. More of a caricature than the actual Green Man, as things turned out, but it still passed one and a half hours nicely.

I did like the way how the eyes looked in the fading light (actually, I paint by one of those daylight bulbs, so it wasn’t fading at all), but when I see them in close-up I can see that further work is needed. Ah well. It’s a quick watercolour; a splodging of yellow here and a splattering of green there. In that case, I’m happy with the results.

You may wonder what happened to his smile. Well, plants don’t have teeth, do they? So I tried to make his mouth look solid inside.

I suppose given more time, I could finish these paintings off properly, but for now, I’m happy to leave them where I leave them.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. The green man seems to popping up all over the place for me at present! Must get to know him better methinks.

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    1. He does that from time to time, Raili. Happy investigating!

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      1. The green man and I have met and have a mutual respect and understanding of each other 🙂

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  2. Is that poison ivy around his neck? Oh my…stay away.

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    1. I’m not good with plants, Beverly, and just Googled ‘leaves’ and found that one, so painted it a few times. Then I thought a few berries would be a nice touch. Poison Ivy would be OK with the Green Man, I’m guessing…

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  3. Keep at it Tom! 🙂

    It takes 10,000 hours to perfect a skill and your green man looks like he’s well on his way to completion! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks Prenin. Nowhere near that ten thousand hours yet, though… although it feels I’m that far behind with my visiting and commenting side of blogging! 😀

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  4. What a proud looking chap he is!
    Great painting Tom. The contrast, the highlights, the light and shade.
    You have it all going on. Great Job. ~ C. x

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  5. Wonderful painting, Tom! And for some reason, he reminds me of you… maybe it’s the eyes? Or the hair…? 😉

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