Tammie’s drawing challenge: deer
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.
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.
I chose the oil paper because I meant to cut the painting to fit into this little, vintage glass fronted frame.
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.
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.
Also linking with Try it on Tuesday. Looks like fun. 😀