Getting there

I painted hairs on the deer to look more like the deer in the hunting paintings, it also has the benefit of looking stylistically more different from the smooth painting style of the little deer. I also darkened up the shade side of the antlers to give them a little more definition.

When I work I usually leave my paper cartoon under my fabric and slide plastic underneath the fabric to create a barrier to the paper. Dry cleaning bags work great because they are thin soft plastic, easily smoothed out and less like likely to show creases.

The filigree scroll pattern was painted with an ocher brown transparent paint diluted with a lot of textile medium (colorless extender) that made a nice soft creamy yellow color.

It probably looks like I am getting close to being finished but I still have a lot of painting to do. I need to add gold to the scroll work to give it definition and I still have all the flowers and grasses to paint on the ground.

8 Responses to “Getting there”

  1. jojo says:

    I can’t tell you how excited I am to check your blog each day. Fabulooooosa!

  2. Melissa P says:

    I’m more and more enchanted with every post.

  3. Kristin L says:

    “Enchanted” is such a good word for this. It’s coming along beautifully and it’s insightful to see your process.

  4. Jamie Fingal says:

    Amazing. I am enjoying seeing your work in progress. What an inspiration you are to me!

  5. B Lines says:

    This is so inspiring. I love seeing it all come together as you make progress!

  6. Jeannie says:

    I feel the same as everyone who has commented – grab a cup of coffee and sit down to see the progress on your art. It is wonderful. I am so in awe of how you create and your ability to give each part some personality. Amazing.

  7. Laura says:

    It’s so much fun to see the progress every day. Thanks for taking the time to do this! I just love the expressions on the deer!
    Laura T

  8. Diane D. says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your progress on this piece – it’s fascinating to watch your process!

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