I've been on a painting streak lately, which is a wild cry from where I was even a month ago. I'm happy to be back at the easel again. grateful the muse has returned!
for this one I morphed 2 photos together from unsplash, my favorite place to get royalty free photographs from talented artists wanderings, and some lovely models. I knew I wanted to work with deer energy, not remembering what said energies were at the beginning, but I was drawn to the deer. I found an image of a young woman holding her drum to her chest, and felt the two images would do nicely together.
first i sketched and lay down color, then I collaged some papers I had played with some time ago. I wanted a ball of energy coming from the top of the woman head, so knew where that paper was going immediately. I wanted some texture to this one
to tone down the color I dripped some red iron oxide down the painting