Tammie’s drawing challenge: deer

November 14, 2015

This cheeky little squirrel at my back door has absolutely nothing to do with this drawing challenge, except that I thought he was funny. Sometimes I put Milo’s cat food out there, especially when Milo’s all “I am the night!” and won’t stop for two minutes together to eat his breakfast. Mr Squirrel has figured that out.

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So on to our drawing challenge. It’s been a while since I painted on oil paper. Actually, I hardly ever do in the studio because I have this prejudice that the paper is only for travelling with, but I have no idea why. I actually love painting with my oils on oil paper.

I started this painting with a little background toning in purple acrylic sludge, and when that was dried, began a little misty winter scene with two deer that you can just make out among the frozen bracken.

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I chose the oil paper because I meant to cut the painting to fit into this little, vintage glass fronted frame.

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And, after several days drying, I popped that painting in there and stood it up on my fireplace mantle.
I think it’s going to look amazing there over winter.

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Come visit Tammie, and see all the dear deer.

OK, one more pic of that silly squirrel and I’ll stop…I promise. Come to think of it, that squirrel is investigating the toy John Deere! Hey, maybe he does have something to do with this DC…lol.

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Also linking with Try it on Tuesday. Looks like fun. 😀

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  • Reply sheila 77 November 14, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Your drawing/painting is fabulous and I love the way you have presented it with the candles. It looks like an old oil painting, atmospheric and misty, in its old frame.

    • Reply Veronica November 15, 2015 at 6:07 am

      I’m so glad you think so Sheila. That’s what I was going for. 😀 Lovely to reconnect with you.

  • Reply Tammie November 14, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I agree, your painting is a lovely winter piece and looks so beautiful in the frame with the candles and mirror.
    Thank you for joining us for dear deer 😉 and for sharing your wee squirrel.

    • Reply Veronica November 15, 2015 at 6:06 am

      Thank you for hosting Tammie. How much easier is that linky? I love it. 😀

  • Reply Pamela Gordon November 14, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I love, love your painting of the deer. Perfect for the frame, winter mantel, and with the brass candlesticks. It looks lovely.

    • Reply Veronica November 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

      Aw, thank you so much Pamela. Over this last year I decided to collect some brass candlesticks for the winter. I’m going to like them. 😀

  • Reply froebelsternchen November 14, 2015 at 10:32 am

    So atmospheric – a super painting and what a lovely photo!

    • Reply Veronica November 15, 2015 at 5:58 am

      Thank you so very much. I see you have a private blog. Did you participate in the challenge? I’d love to know. 😀

  • Reply Deb Spofford November 14, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Love your painting and the photo with all the candles! Very beautiful!

    • Reply Veronica November 15, 2015 at 5:53 am

      Hi Deb, I’m so glad you like it. I think I’m going to love those candles over winter. 😀

  • Reply Jules Woolford November 15, 2015 at 12:26 am

    How very beautiful, and in a perfect setting! Love Mr Squirrel too.

    • Reply Veronica November 15, 2015 at 5:50 am

      Thank you Jules. I loved seeing Mr Squirrel too. 😀

  • Reply Avril November 15, 2015 at 9:03 am

    That’s such a beautiful wintry scene and it looks stunning in the frame.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  • Reply tinyWOOLF November 15, 2015 at 9:12 am

    veronica! how beautiful is this hazy winter’s scene??? i am longing for mist and snow now. how brave, how right of you to chose these materials and how clever to do it in time. i know what’d happen if i tried. oil and me, oooerrhghggh. kind of enemies. it sits beautiful on your piece there! you’ll enjoy it… n?

  • Reply Meggymay November 15, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    A beautiful winter’s scene, looks misty and magical. Thank you for joining us over at TioT’s this time.
    In reply to the question you asked us. We are a UK challenge blog, however, our Design Team are based in many European countries, Canada and the USA.

  • Reply missherzfrisch November 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    What a lovely guest you had.
    Veronica, a wonderful painting your deers in the fog … remind me of the old painters, so perfect in this great frame.
    have a wonderful week.

  • Reply daryledelstein November 16, 2015 at 6:34 am

    charming little neighbor that squirrel and your deer painting is as always superb

  • Reply Ulrike November 17, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Beautifully painted, it looks as an old picture s. As these animals always manage to survive in snowy winter ?!
    Especially I love your sweet squirrel! As a child I have brought up even a squirrel with a doll- bottle. That was a wonderful and always so funny experience!

  • Reply Piarom November 22, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Haha, this funny squirrel, please don´t stop showing photos! But oh my your deerpainting is amazing! And then in this amazing frame..fits so perfect! So glad I found your blogpost tonight! I came visit you because I left a deer too on Tammies Challenge 🙂
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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I’m way behind reading your beautiful posts .. Love the squirrel and that painting is heavenly. Clever girl! Hugs
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