imago corvi

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Spirit Deer

I am continuing to try to develop my skills in grisaille enamel painting. I have taken some shots of the process of developing the piece, so you can get some idea of how it’s done. The design is the next in my series of spirit or ghost animals. All white animals in Celtic mythology were otherworldly animals. Most commonly the white deer was associated with Ossian’s mother.
http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/forest/mythfolk/deer.html

I used a photo of an albino deer as my starting point.

grisaille enamel spirit deer
This was the first firing

grisaille enamel spirit deer

Second coat painted

grisaille enamel spirit deer

Second coat fired

grisaille enamel spirit deer

Third coat painted

grisaille enamel spirit deer

Third coat fired

grisaille enamel spirit deer
Fourth coat painted

grisaille enamel spirit deer
Fourth coat fired

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This entry was posted on February 18, 2009 by in grisaille, mythology and tagged , , , , , , , , .

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