This is another piece that took a while to finish and I decided now was a good time to take stab at completing it. I’m still not super happy with it. The whole things feels really flat and isn’t very rich. The stag only looks good when the sun hits it a certain way. I suppose it captures the elusive quality of the White Stag, which is said to only appear when the mythic realm is close to ours. The spray paint corner of my studio where I added the detail to the lower portion.
A long time ago I found an image in National Geographic of a man holding an elk on his back. The image felt ancient and haunted to me, even though the article was about Canadian hunters and the lives they lived. I searched through magazine until I found other images of deer/human crosses and planned on creating a horned god triptych. I knew I wanted the colors of the final paintings to compliment the wall colors of my home (which are currently lime green, purple, and teal) an