Mule deer are one of my favorite subjects. While there are both mulies and whitetail on the ranch, I am partial to the mulies, who have the beautiful big mule like ears. The whitetail tend to claim the best ground for grazing, and often run the mule deer up into the rockier areas. I guess I usually root for the underdog!
On this piece, I used both gold and silver metal leaf. I am happy with the effect and feel it works well with my deer pieces for some reason!
“In the Tall Grass” was one of the pieces I sold at the Out West Art Show this month in Great Falls, MT. It is 24×24, oil, and gold and silver metal leaf on board.
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