This is the fourth painting in my folklore series; a troll. You’ve probably seen lots of artwork with trolls in them, like John Bauer’s paintings, but did you know that they actually resembled humans a lot more than most pictures let on? In Scandinavian folklore, there are numerous examples of trolls being mistaken for humans, and even switching their babies with human babies. So I wanted to paint a troll that could be mistaken for a human. The painting was done in acrylics on vinyl, as the others in the series.

Size: 51,5 x 39,5 cm


  1. Deborah Weber

    How fun to see your finished painting. I didn’t realize trolls were so human-looking – good to know.

  2. Amy Putkonen

    This is cool, Linda! Love the hairline down to the belly button. Oh yeah. I actually know a guy that looks a LOT like this guy! (He’s a human.)

    • Linda Ursin

      Thanks 🙂 He has a couple of characteristics in common with my dad too.


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