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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.

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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. πŸ˜€

Comments: 20

  • November 14, 2015
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    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.

  • November 14, 2015
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    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 πŸ˜‰ and for sharing your wee squirrel.

  • November 14, 2015
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    I love, love your painting of the deer. Perfect for the frame, winter mantel, and with the brass candlesticks. It looks lovely.

  • November 14, 2015
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    So atmospheric – a super painting and what a lovely photo!

  • Deb Spofford

    November 14, 2015
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    Love your painting and the photo with all the candles! Very beautiful!

  • November 15, 2015
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    How very beautiful, and in a perfect setting! Love Mr Squirrel too.

  • November 15, 2015
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    That’s such a beautiful wintry scene and it looks stunning in the frame.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  • November 15, 2015
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    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?

  • Meggymay

    November 15, 2015
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    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.
    Yvonne

  • November 15, 2015
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    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.
    Sabine

  • daryledelstein

    November 16, 2015
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    charming little neighbor that squirrel and your deer painting is as always superb

  • November 17, 2015
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    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!
    Ulrike

  • November 22, 2015
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    Haha, this funny squirrel, please donΒ΄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 πŸ™‚

  • November 23, 2015
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    I’m way behind reading your beautiful posts .. Love the squirrel and that painting is heavenly. Clever girl! Hugs

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