Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This painting is a true mix of East meets West, much like I am. The Eastern miniature style influences this piece significantly. The tree branch patterns are in gold & illuminate with light. The inspiration for this painting really comes from those marvelous creatures I've always been fascinated by & had a chance to live near around the world: gazelles, ibex, deer & of course birds.
I have been studying the deer that eat the flowers in my garden for a few years now. I never had deer around the Mediterranean where I previously lived, so it is always a pleasant surprise when one peruses our yard. While I was in the Negev desert this summer I was lucky to capture some photos of ibex on a cliff; they are truly elegant creatures!