Thursday, January 27, 2011

An Oil Painting of an American Deer

"White-Tailed Afternoon"
6" x 8"
oil on Raymar canvasboard
While we were at Fremont Lake in Wyoming late this summer and looking for a camping spot, you could have seen me leaning across to the driver's window capturing this quiet moment in the woods near our campsite.  That late afternoon sunlight was just edging her ever so slightly, otherwise she blended into the woods.  I love sneaking a peek when they think you aren't looking.  Got to take more peeks while walking the dogs.  Painted from my own photo.


6 comments:

Sheila said...

This is lovely Patti! You were able to captured somehow magically a warm glow around this precious deer.

Maria's Watercolor said...

Beautiful, you captured a great moment with this deer and there is such a soft lighting here.

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful light! Wonderful job with this difficult angle as well. Love the fresh quickness of your style!

tracywall said...

Good use of the light source here. Like how the shadowed areas still show depth of color (i.e. it's not all dark in the areas not in sunlight). I'm trying to use less value contrasts in my own work and appreciate the subtitles of closer values. Thanks for demonstrating!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Sheila, that underpainting helped on this one sort of a reddish oxide acrylic tone. Maria, it was a special feeling that I wanted to express on canvas, thanks! Gwen, also thanks for stopping by ~ when I chose the portrait view in the canvas and cropped the scene way down which was in a landscape format. Tracy, I learned that some of my new oil paints from M. Graham are transparent and so nice to let some of the underpaint show through. BTW ~ M. Graham oils have a nice buttery viscosity. I really like them! They also stay alive on the palette a little longer than others. As my oil paints run out, I am going to try to replace them with that brand ~ a little more expensive, but I'm worth it ~ ha! Close second to Gamblin for me.

Becky joy said...

Terrific job Pattie. Love the work and enjoyable to read your blog