Deer, obviously, and especially Mule Deer are some of my favorite subjects. I enjoy their graceful presence and beauty. I especially like painting the does, and avoid the widely popular subject – the trophy antlered bucks. I prefer to focus on the essence of the animal, and not their trophy potential.
As hunting season is upon us, I hope you hunters will take pause, treat these beings with respect, and appreciate the ultimate gift they may give you.
“Looking Together in the Same Direction” is oil and metal leaf on board, 16×20.
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