Thursday, September 2, 2010
This the drawing I did while watching baseball games in the evenings. It is pencil on Canson Artboard. I have a wonderful book with images from 18th century prints of all kinds of animals and I like the ones with lots of animals in a scene. So I thought I would do one of my own with the inspiration of the canyon just east of our home and a fawn I found injured on the road there a month ago. I was plein air painting there and on the way down I saw her in the road, injured. Someone had hit her and she was in the middle of the road. I parked my car in the middle of the road and picked her up and put her next to the road. She tried to stand but laid down right away. I left her there assuming Mom was probably in the trees frantic. I reported to the rangers down the road where she was but kind of doubt anything was done or could be done..but I choose to hope she was just stunned and is ok. Of course I had the thought that I could take her home and nurse her to health..but I squelched that thought..she was better off there hopefully within reach of her mother. I will never forget how she felt to pick her up and carry her. By the time I got back to my car there were several impatient drivers waiting for me to move my car so they could race down the canyon instead of enjoying the beautiful scenery..sigh.