Autumn is in the air - just. The Stags Horn are ruddy coloured, the leaves are starting to turn - just. The spider webs looking beautiful in the early morning sun. Ghostly tendrils pulling at your face as we walked along the trails in Bald Mountain early this morning.
Molly in pensive mood this morning. Trying to ignore me taking yet another photo of her as my other half and I walk the woods with her. Her gaze off to the lake scanning for Herons, squirrels on the bank or any other threat that might be out there.
A beautiful morning to be out and enjoy Mother Nature's artistry up close and personal. Have a great weekend and a fruitful week dear readers!
Above is my next stag painting during the early stages. The main shapes blocked in with work on the antlers and riverbank behind. Below is the painting so far:
Starting to come alive now I have the eye painted. Once the face, especially the eyes, in portraits are on the canvas it seems to me the subject starts to come to life.
My love of animals and Celtic stories woven around them is the inspiration behind this new series of paintings. Just a few small canvasses (9x12ins) of deer. The stag was associated with Cernnunos horned antler god of all wild animals, hunting and fertility.
This painting shows the stag resting in the wood half hidden by foliage, inspired by a majestic willow tree near to my home. More deer to follow; well they travel in a herd ☺