Crystal Ball


"Crystal Ball" is an original acrylic painting on canvas. 31" x 31", painted around the edges (no need to frame).
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I created this painting after being challenged by my friend and artist, Karolyn Alexander, to do a much larger version of her 5 x 5 inch sketch. The inspiration for her composition was a song by Styx called "Crystal Ball". In order to transfer her tiny image to my 31 x 31 inch canvas, I created a large grid on the surface. I loved the grid's structure and decided to keep its lines in my painting. This deviation from the original sketch caused my own invention to emerge.

Note: I have since purchased Karolyn's tiny piece for my own collection, which can be seen alongside my large painting in one of the photos (and you may see more of Karolyn's artwork at:

*I gave my 15-year old grandson a summer job uploading item data to my Etsy shop. He is an aspiring writer, so one of his duties was to write his thoughts about my artwork:

✒︎ Tybo’s Tall Tales*: This artwork is of what appears to be pebbles. This could be because a local crazy old man came up to the village with a handful of river pebbles. He sat there, gazing into them, for hours. He claimed to see things through them, when in reality, he had video cameras everywhere, and he hid the monitor in his cloak. The people fell for the scam, paying for them by the thousands. When they realized what he'd done, he had already moved three towns over. Then again, just a speculation. He could have been a wizard ;)

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