Artist's description:

"Young hunting dog meeting King of the forest Cernunos, and his noble court for the first time", collage, acrylic, ink, gold acrylic, pencil marker on stretched canvas, 60X60 cm.

This is a mixed media story.

This night scene is the invented story of a young hunting dog. During his first hunt in the woodlands, one night, hidden in the bushes, he meets the King of the forest. Cernunos is the name of this King. His kingdom is Nature. This animal is a great adult deer full of wisdom. He is the head of a herd of young deer and hinds. he is a symbol of strength, of life, of renewal in the Celtic tradition. He lives in the undergrowth of the forests of the Celtic legends. One thinks of the Big Male, father of Bambi, in the cartoon of Walt Disney.
In front of this vision full of magical power, the young dog remains stopped, admiring and respectful. He understands that he himself is a son of Nature.

I've made a textured ground on canvas with paper. This collage remain me the rain falling. There's a lot of grey, blue, green, and white dot like stars, or little fairies. the deers are between drawing and painting. Very rich aspects and textures, using dripping, dots, inking, glazings... And the Moon is made with textures and inks... The edges of the image are bordered in black, like an illustration.

I've told you the story I was thinking about while I was making this artwork. But you can imagine a lot of other stories... and find your favorite one. So it will be THE right story :-) All artworks are existing by the eyes of the viewer...

This is an original painting, ready to hang.

This handmade artwork will be delivered with an invoice and a signed certificate of authenticity.

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Cette scène nocturne est l'histoire inventée d'un jeune chien de chasse. Lors de sa 1ere chasse, une nuit, caché dans les buissons, il rencontre le Roi de la forêt. Cernunos est le nom de ce Roi. Son royaume est la Nature. Cet animal est un grand cerf adulte plein de sagesse. Il est le chef d'une harde de jeunes cerfs et de biches. Il est un symbole de force, de vie, de renouveau dans la tradition celtique. Il habite dans les sous-bois des forêts des légendes celtiques. On pense au Grand Mâle, père de Bambi, dans le dessin animé de Walt Disney.
Devant cette vision pleine de puissance féérique, le jeune chien reste en arrêt, admiratif et respectueux. Il comprend qu'il est lui même un fils de la Nature.

Materials used:

acrylic, collage, paper, ink, pencils, gold acrylic

Christmas tale illustration - Winter tale for children - animal story in mixed media (2017)

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This artwork is sold by Fabienne Monestier from France

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