Your Roots are Showing

“When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.”
Sir Alexander Paterson

Your Roots are Showing

4″ x 7″ Acrylic

This little painting was painted using Golden Fluid Acrylics on a canvas coated first in black gesso.  There are a lot of layers of glazes.  In real life, it has a ton of texture.  It was fun to do after concentrating so hard on the old dory.

About Sir Alexander Paterson

Alexander Paterson was instrumental in humanizing the Borstal juvenile delinquency prisons in England. He was born in 1884 in Cheshire. While working to aid the poor, he moved into a tenement. Across the Bridges, his book about his experiences, was a call to action and set off much-needed reforms. As prison commissioner, he initiated a training program of hard but interesting work, believing that prisons should focus on rehabilitation, not punishment. He died in 1947.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 18:41:53

    Is this one from the WDE image last week? I did the tree roots too but never posted mine, yours are amazing! I am totally loving your style!


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