Saturday, 18 June 2011

A Deer in Richmond Park


Hidden in the Grass - by Alison Staite

You really need to see this beautiful, subtle watercolour in real life, the scan doesn't do it justice. Wonderful texture in the coat of the deer; beautiful soft green washes and the lifelike expression on the animal as it seems to detect the artist's approach. Alison says, 'In the summer months they often become well hidden in the long grasses. If they choose an area with the tall bracken, one can be walking along and they are barely noticeable'.

Ever since I've know Alison I have envied her the proximity of her home to Richmond Park and her encounters with the deer. She says, 'They are so used to humans one can get very close. People pay a lot of money to go to Scotland to get a glimpse of them. Here in Richmond Park you practically stumble over them - for free!'

Well I hope I eventually get to stumble over them with you, Alison. I couldn't think of anything more delightful.

5 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

How brave to sketch a deer - and what a wonderful result!

Bridget Hunter said...

Isn't this such a gentle watercolour of a gentle creature. A very beautiful card.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful Alison!
Ronelle

Desiree said...

You really can capture anything with your special touch! Beautifully done, the colors are perfect,soft as the deer also try's to blend with her surroundings.

Pat said...

Alison, lovely card, it’s sweet, delicate and captures a special moment.

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