Saturday, January 12, 2019

Such a Deer!

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.

There is such a huge difference in art styles! I love the variation in colors and the interesting backgrounds.

These artists are 6 to 14 years old. 

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