I Spy a Deer.
This past weekend, I pondered a watercolor page I’d done one evening the week prior, where I simply brushed and splashed.
Sometimes that is all I want to do… just wet a piece of paper, drop in some color, and let the magic happen. It is a great stress reliever to unwind for me.
Then I carried it around on Saturday – – just having it in within sight in the room with me wherever I was while I went about other things around the house.
Before I could do anything more with it, we had a birthday party to go to, so I just let it simmer in my brain.
On Sunday morning, I couldn’t wait to wake up and paint. At 6am, I hopped out of bed, poured a cup of coffee, and tip-toed up to my art studio while hubby and Charlie remained in bed.
I knew what I was going to do with it. In the close-up below, can you see my inspiration? I had contempleted a bird….. I considered a lamb… I almost decided on a giraffe. Then I saw what I had to paint. A deer! A handsome buck was peering at me as clear as day.
Do you see it? I started with the eye, then the nose, the ears and horns… just adding enough detail to allow the brain to fill in the rest. It’s a bit inspired by the Jean Haines technique I so adore!
I love how it turned out!
So in addition to adding to our McKinneyX2Designs ETSY shop, I added it to our Society6 page as well, so I could see what it would look like on pillows and iPhone cases and all the other fun ways they convert art into products!
What will you spy in the things you come across today? Keep your mind open, and you never know what you might find!
Cheers & Hugs,