The Hart's Cry

Watercolor on illustration board. 22" x 14".

Fáeth Fiada, the hart's cry. Based upon a legend of St. Patrick. He and some of his early Christian followers were attacked by druids. He prayed to God, who sent a mist that turned St. Patrick and the Christians into deer. They escaped the druids into the forest.

I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation...

I arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock.

-The Lorica of St. Patrick

Creepy Druids

So I've been working on the St. Patrick's painting. (See the drawing here.) I'm making a sincere effort to make these menacing druids very creepy, because I don't usually paint creepy. The druid on the far right has a blurry lump for a face right now, because instead of an ominous stare he ended up with sort of an angry pig expression, so I rubbed out the paint. I'll try again tomorrow to give him a face...I've been sick the past few weeks, and I find that drains a lot of my energy.

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