Fawn and Stars

Fawn and Starrs - acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval
Fawn and Stars – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

Fawn and Stars is one of my earlier paintings.  I’ve always liked primitive feel and abstract look of it. The colors remind me of this time of year as the nights get longer.  I’ve used the image as a winter holiday card in my Circles Round the Sun Etsy shop.

It’s been a very busy season, my daughter who is in her senior year of high school, is applying to collages and recently had a German exchange student stay with her for two weeks.  It was such a pleasure having her here with our family but very hectic with all their activities going on.  My husband has been working nonstop for a big deadline coming up in a few days and I’ve been planning a neighborhood artist open house for December.  In a few days we will be traveling to my sister’s home for Thanksgiving.  I’m so looking forward to being with family and also relaxing for a bit.  Happy Thanksgiving to those in the States!

Girl with Young Doe

Girl with Young Doe - acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval
Girl with Young Doe – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

Fall is in the air here in Atlanta.  It’s cooling down and the trees are just beginning to turn, the colors warming up.  Soon the landscape will be lit with brilliant warm hues.  I used these warm colors in my new painting,  Girl with Young Doe, the second in my series of children.   I’m pleased with her, portraits are getting easier for me, practice makes perfect as they say.   I wanted to project a young women who is innocent as the doe yet clear about who she is and in touch with the natural environment that surrounds her.