The Hunter Did a-Shooting Go…

Up close, with the gouache paints, pencils, paper, and trying to keep up with the daily hobby habit.

The young chap reminded me of some of the high school students I pass every day on the way to class. He’s got a fresh, hardy look to him.

I love how his colors came out looking almost camouflaged!

The little mini brushes for those teeny tiny canvases have been an absolute Godsend when it comes to working with fine detail, such as the hunter’s ruddy face.

And the deer, soon to be shot, has the very look of one doe I saw out in a field one frosty spring morning at sunrise. Very refined, delicate, and very alert.

Can’t help but think of Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus and Sitivit Anima Mea. They’re a pair of motets which putting to music the psalm below. They’re a piece of heaven.

As the hart [deer] panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God. My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?

Psalm 41:2,3 (Doug-Rheims Translation.)

More coming soon on the monk, the church and tower, and the battle of the pillars!

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