By The Pricking of My Thumbs


A wonderful quote and an equally wonderful and dramatic piece of art Seok! The Chinese ink style lends itself to this kind of composition and the subtlety of colour is excellent.

Terrific Seok! Great impact and it is almost two paintings in one; at one level I see vultures and rocks but if I half close my eyes the whole image takes on the shape of (possibly) a large squirrel! No ….. I’m not losing my mind 😎

Fabulous Seok, clever title too. Great composition.

Fab!! Great compostion lovely ink sketch 👌

Wow and what a great inspirational title for a wonderful pen and ink

Excellent painting Seok, I am quite a fan of Chinese artwork, and this is a brilliant example. I must show this to my grandson who is a big fan of Chance art . The more I view it the better it looks.

I too am an admirer of this type a work, an effortless use of the elongated shape. Vultures have a very knowing look, unlike most birds. This is superb.

Fantastic work Seok, love it.

Wow,wow, wow…a fabulous piece.

A wonderful dynamic work of art Seok. Love everything about it.

Clever and inventive Seok. Nice work.

Great composition - works well in this format - very apt title.

An excellent result in a difficult medium. Really like the expressions on the birds faces.

They’re great, beautiful brushwork.

Superb Seok.

I can see why witches came to mind Seok, an impressive piece of artwork.

A fantastic piece of work, Seok.

Thank you very much, everyone! Muchael, you're right, I think I might have painted a squirrel!😂😂😂

Nice work.

A great composition Seok

Just love it ... and the title !

Thank you very much, Shaun, Fred, Thalia and Avril!

Such an interesting painting Seok and the title certainly adds to that.

Thank you very much, Diane!

Absolutely stunning painting

Natural with that poetic quality of life Seok love it

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Chinese Ink and Watercolor on Chinese Rice Paper. Composed from photos of some vultures I took at our bird park in Singapore. Not sure why, but after I completed the painting, the 3 witches in Macbeth came to mind 😂. Hence the title, taken from the play: "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

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