Thursday, April 19, 2012

Animal Close Up Challenge

Young Deer
DPW $85

     Deer come through our property all the time. (They ate all landscaping long ago.) They are such pretty creatures, so naturally, I have scores and scores of photographs. This week's Challenge was to paint an animal close up and I chose this little one.
     I wanted the picture to be warm and analogous, featuring just the eyes and nose. I used only yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and prussian blue for the whole thing, along with a little red for the insides of her ears. The black eyes and nose are a mixture of prussian blue and burnt sienna. Limited palettes are sometimes not really very limiting at all.



  1. I saw this on Daily PaintWorks and just had to come over and tell you how much I like it. Your deer's face is SO sweet--it's wonderful.

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  3. Nice Post!, it is very userful for me, thanks all. Fabulous animal oil paintings for you and your home.