Study of White-tailed Deer (9 by 12" acrylic on gessoboard)
Three consecutive summers I have had the privilege to observe this wild White-tailed Deer on a friends property. Each year his antlers get a little larger. This past summer I came across him late in August when his antlers were almost completely grown for the year, and still covered in the soft furry velvet. I decided to paint his portrait in this small painting depicting this deer in all his glory.