Because of its wandering nature,
deer have been associated with new adventure
and path finding, so I thought it was a fitting subject to start out the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
Deer Spirit ~ Divine Connection
See painting specifications and price here.
Gentleness ~ Heightened Perception ~ Path finding
The hardest part about this painting challenge for me is not painting 30 paintings, but painting 30 paintings that I want to post online for all the world to see! My idea for this series was so well planned out, I thought it was going to be a piece of cake. WRONG! I've done six paintings since yesterday and still am not satisfied with the path I'm on! Oh well, I know all too well, it's all part of the process. I'm not getting stressed out about it or anything, yet. No pain, no gain.
I'm trying to come up with a similar color scheme and approach for the set. I am experimenting with technique and tried workable fixative but got the same bubbled up effect (above) like with regular fixative. I guess there is just so much layering you can do with watercolor on Yupo paper unless you go pretty opaque. I have tried using thin acrylic washes but so far have been unhappy with my results.
Deer Spirit ~ Day 1
It's already started coming down, and according to the National Weather Service, we are expecting "blowing snow" ( never saw that term before) and very cold temps with wind chills in the minuses here tonight and tomorrow. Supplies for the animals are stockpiled and the horses are double blanketed. The hatches are battened down and Jerry just got back with gas for the tractor so we can dig out if need be.
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