This watercolor dates to a period in which my art focused on skulls, bones, X rays, and other somewhat macabre subject matter.
The painting depicts a small deer’s skull that came into my possession during a “white elephant” holiday gift exchange.
Although created during cold weather, this painting’s subject matter and colors evoke summer’s heat and the desert’s harsh, bone-bleaching sun. These qualities harmonize with the astrological sign Leo and its ruler, the Sun, a source of life-giving light and warmth and yet a potent purifier and even destroyer in excess, as in a desert climate.
Recommended For: Leo
Also Good For: Fire signs, Scorpio, anyone who enjoys the desert
If You Know Your Chart, Recommended For: Leo Moon, Leo ascendant, multiple planets in fifth house, or any fire sign emphasis
More About The Painting
Here, fine, flowing lines of black ink applied with a pen sharply highlight details throughout the skull, such as the horns’ edges and their bases. In other areas, especially the teeth at the skull’s bottom center and part of the horns’ edges, the black ink has run into wet patches of paint and blended with the color to create a fuzzy look; washy strokes of white paint in a few areas also help soften the look and convey the feeling of bone. A rich orange wash across the background warms up the entire painting while complementing the skull’s earthy tones of yellow ochre, raw and burnt sienna, and raw and burnt umber.
The colors also harmonize with the other fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius, and the subject makes this painting good for Scorpio. The hot, dry feeling can help balance and nurture anyone who enjoys the desert and dry climates.
Deer Skull Painting Available As Gifts
This warm, desert-feeling image is available as beautiful gifts in our online art store.
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Art and Astrology for Living in Harmony
This beautiful painting combines art and astrology to help you enjoy living in harmony.
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Remember: when you choose art based on your zodiac sign, you strengthen your astrology and help connect with who you really are and why you’re here. And when you give a loved one or friend a zodiac art gift, you help others do the same.
May you always enjoy living in harmony,