‘Circle of Life’

‘Circle of Life’ A4 Watercolour on paper, (c) 2012 by Shiloh Moore

This image has been bubbling in my mind for months. It has been begging to be created. I drew it with Pitt Pen while lying down, then worked on it with watercolours sitting up for short spurts, then resting in between. I imagined a curvaceous tree at the heart of a circle of life, home to a wise owl, a bird, a lizard, a spider with its web. Surrounded on the ground by flowers, a deer, butterflies and a dragonfly in the air, all being enjoyed by a little girl with pigtails on a swing. Innocence, life, beauty, joy, nature. Happiness.

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13 thoughts on “‘Circle of Life’

  1. Jacqueline Reply

    Cute! There are lots of little deer like that here on Vancouver Island; they get into people's gardens and eat the vegetables 🙂 Jacqui xx

  2. Shi Reply

    Oh how cute! Annoying however if they eat your gardens 🙂 Thanks for the comment, it's great to hear from you Jacqui xx

  3. Anonymous Reply

    shiloh, i looove this!!!! it's darling! and definitely depicts all of those things you mentioned – innocence, life, etc. i hope you're inspired to do more like this! love michelle garske xxx

  4. Shi Reply

    Ooh, thank you so much Michelle! I never know what I'm going to do next… But I'm sure there will be more like this in future! Thanks so much for the comment, lovely to hear from you! xx

  5. Sarah Bellany Reply

    Gorgeous artwork Shi, I especially am partial to the funky wee bird on the far right with curly tail. All lovely , colourful and playful. 🙂

  6. kp Reply

    this is my favourite one of your artworks yet – colours are beautiful together, the composition is lovely and it's just so special in every way. XXOO

  7. Shi Reply

    Thank you so much Kp! Kind words 🙂 She's been begging me to create her and it felt so good once she was done. Now we can admire her 🙂 Love to you xx

  8. Shi Reply

    Thanks Sarah! I love that birdie too – I did a little series of 3 4×4" paintings of an owl, a butterfly and this birdie, which I did for my cousin's daughter's bedroom. So she's appeared before, but I thought she would suit this piccie perfectly and she wanted to be included 🙂 Thanks for the feedback! xx love shi

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