Posts Tagged ‘deer’

No Scrub-Day 27

February 28, 2015
5"x7" oil on canvas panel

5″x7″ oil on canvas panel

Day 27 of my painting a day project–one more day to finalize the project and to end the month of February.  This guy was spotted on one of our hikes in the Rockies a few years ago.  He was walking among the scrub and sage brush….he was definitely no scrub!  He had a nice set of antlers and bulk to match.  He had recently finished shedding the velvet from his antlers because there were still a few bits hanging from them.  He was a beaut and even better, he didn’t seem to mind our presence so, I got some fantastic reference material for later paintings/drawings.

Here’s the link to this painting on the Daily Paintworks Gallery, thanks for looking:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/veronica-brown/no-scrub/336889

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Antlered–Day 26

February 28, 2015

 

5"x7" oil on canvas panel

5″x7″ oil on canvas panel

Day 26 of the painting a day project.  I was fascinated by the patterns, highlights, and shadows of the antlers on this guy so, the crop is a bit different than I would normally do when painting this type of subject.  If I had set out with the intent of painting a mule deer value study, I definitely wouldn’t have cut off the nose/muzzle and would’ve probably shown more of the body.  I didn’t want to get too “fussy” with the antler detail but, I did want to get those contrasts that show the form and curve of the antlers.  This was a fun but challenging painting–subject I will definitely like to explore larger!

Here’s the link to this painting in the Daily Paintworks Gallery, thanks for looking! http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/veronica-brown/antlered/336887

Mule Deer–Day 19

February 22, 2015
5"x7" oil on canvas panel

5″x7″ oil on canvas panel

Keep close to Nature’s heart….and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean. ~John Muir

The subject of this painting was one of the many mule deer we encountered in the Rockies during one of our “break aways” to the mountains.  This doe was spotted on Deer Mountain, one of our favorite places to hike to see mule deer or black-tailed deer and elk.  This is also the first mountain I ever summited via a hike, around 6 miles round trip and tricky climb for some of us height challenged/short-legged hikers.

Be still and watch nature watch you–that’s the rule for viewing the deer on Deer Mountain.  We’ve had deer actually come to us to view us out of curiousity–pretty cool moments.

Here’s the link to this painting on the Daily Paintworks Gallery, thanks for looking:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/veronica-brown/mule-deer/335266