Deer in Phoenix Park2020
Ink and watercolour on mixed media paper. 297 x 420 mm (11.69 x 16.53 in), 2020.
I created this quick study of a stag to practice the deer head for "The Summoning". I ended up liking the linework so much I decided to finish it as a standalone painting.
Here in Dublin one of the city attractions is Phoenix Park, an enormous green patch in the city with forests and fields. These deer roam freely, and some of them are pretty friendly towards people (especially if you have some munchies!). They are quite small though, about the size of a pony. Still when you look at them that same grace shines from their posture that you can see with their bigger cousins.
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