As some of you may remember, I was trying to get funding for this new painting series but even though I did not reach my funding goal, I have not given up on the series. I’ve been granted the use of a beautiful vacation home in Chincoteague to eliminate most of my travel expenses and an art supply company has been generous enough to provide 20 art boards for my project. Major thanks to both parties! In the spring, I will again attempt to get crowd-funding for this project but it will be broken down into several smaller parts.
While the paintings in the series will consist primarily of birds, I do want to portray the animals on the island as well, so here is the first work-in-progress of the series. It is an 8×10″ of a yearling whitetail doe I encountered in the Maryland portion of the Assateague Island National Seashore on my trip in September. She was very curious and allowed me to get quite a few photos of her before a group of people approached her too closely and she bolted.
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This is the first stage of the painting…the background is soft focus so as not to detract from the doe, and I’ve blocked in the deer. There will be leaves overlapping her hindquarters on the left side.