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!

A Gentle Fawn

A Gentle Fawn - acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval
A Gentle Fawn – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

It’s a gray winter day here in Atlanta but spring is just around the corner.  The daffodils and cherry blossoms are already out.   I’ve decided to post a painting that reminds me of spring.  Years ago when I was visiting a friend in the countryside, he took me outside to a grassy area where he showed me a tiny fawn curled up in some tall grasses..  It  must have been just a few days old, it was quite a privilege to witness.

In this painting,  A Gentle Fawn, he is older and walking out of the woods into the sunny meadow as if taking his first tentative steps to independence..  I enjoy painting fawns;  their gentle yet alert quality intrigues me.

Available here.