The aspen in the foreground are richer golds and rusts made of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + White and Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson. I keep the foreground aspen in shadow to accentuate the sun gleaming on the ones in the background. 

Low growing brush beneath the aspen is painted a dusty red purple. The foliage colors are mixes of Alizarin Crimson + Ivory Black + White.

Reflections of the trees and grassy bank are pulled, straight down into the wet paint of the still water.

Now for the herd of deer grazing on the river bank. Jeana asked me to have 2 more mature bucks and 5 younger ones. Their subtle coloring is made of combinations of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White.

Bodies are blocked in first, then I come back to add the details on their heads and antlers. You may click on the image to see it larger.

The “Boys” are finished. They represent Jeana’s Dad, her God Father, two Brothers and 3 Nephews. We’ll work on Charlie next! Hope you’ll come watch. With Colorful Smiles and Hugs,

One Response to “DEER!”

  1. bonita austin Says:

    Beautiful; so different from your usual colors. Love it!

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