This week we created these beautiful paintings of a deer in the winter forest.
For inspiration we observed resource photos of white tailed deer and other types of deer such as the one below.
Sometimes I display the art of a famous or contemporary artist as well. In this case, I created my own art sample for additional artistic motivation. I kinda like it!
These are 12" x 16" tempera paintings on heavyweight sulphite construction paper to provide a lovely tinted background.
We had three goals for this painting. The first was to mix tints of all colors used to provide a frosty winter forest scene. The second goal was to carefully observe our deer subject as we render it and fill in at least three shades of brown/tan. Our final goal was to create antlers that were symmetrical in shape and size.