Holidays are upon us
HO HO HO
Hope you're having a great Friday.
I have chosen to paint one of my favourite subjects for my final post in December. The majestic stag. In the UK 6 species of deer can be found. All male deer/stags grow antlers, which are bony structures completely unique to deer species.They grow during spring and summer then generally are shed the following spring and re grow bigger each year :-)
I have chosen to paint my stag using Brusho and I hope you like him.
I drew out my image in pencil on high quality watercolour paper and then went over it with a permanent ink black pen.
I sprayed the paper with water into which I sprinkled a dark brown brusho
with a little more water added I was able to add Ultramarine brusho to the paper also.
I gave this a little time to settle and sprayed a bit more water again to allow the colours to dilute and spread evenly. Then I took a brush and using the brown brusho painted in the body of the stag , the darker patch on the face and the tops of the ears. The antlers were painted in with a mix of the brown and ultramarine brusho
I continued to add more colour using a small amount of black mixed in with the brown to create some shading.
I allowed this to dry. Then using a small amount of white gesso I painted in the lighter parts of the face, nose and chin. Also bits in the ears and streaks to emphasise the animals neck.
I love how the background drifts away giving the illusion of space without having to paint in a complex image. This is Brusho at its finest. It demonstrates the wonderful expressive quality of the medium and how easy it is to work with.
Wishing you all a fantastic festive season and I'll be back in the new year.