I’m enjoying painting stags at the moment after all my visits to the deer parks this year. This guy is the second in a series I’ve started with very colourful backgrounds inspired by bokeh photographing. I’m basing the backgrounds on some shots I took in a friend’s garden but it’s more the palette and general idea I’m getting from these shots and making it up mostly as I go to fit with the stag. The stag was one of the eldest I photographed at Gosford Park, Northern Ireland.
Hope you enjoy his progress. There will be a time lapse video soon of this one so check back.
|The finished piece ‘Be Still My Hart’ 19″x19″|
|Close up of his face.|
Sorry for the somewhat rushed blog entry. I will spend more time on him when I’m working on the video and hopefully you’ll get a much better look at this piece then. I’m rushing off down to Clonmel with a van load of original paintings for a joint exhibition with a fellow pastel artist and friend David Sweet. This stag has made it into his frame just in time to be included!