Monday, 19 November 2012

A Fallow Deer from Richmond Park

A special postcard from Alison arrived last week - something I associate so closely with her - one of the beautiful fallow deer that she often sees along with the larger red deer, in Richmond Park near where she lives. I've photographed it as my scanner didn't do justice to the lovely delicate, free brushmarks that describe the antlers and tail. Alison said she struggled with producing an animal for me, then one day after watching the fallow deer for a long time, decided to paint one directly with the brush, and it all fell into place. She wasn't sure if it was the long looking or the freedom of no preliminary pencil lines - all I can say is that it's so successful, and a lovely addition to my growing collection.

5 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

This is a beautiful image. The freedom of the brushstrokes really show the freedom and majesty of this wonderful Amimal. Wonderful work Alison

Sharon Whitley said...

a beauty. Wonderful Alison

Desiree said...

It looks great great, she doesn't seem to be struggling!

Pat said...

Alison, the area you walk must be to wonderful for words. I would love to see wild life like this. How nice for Cathy to have such a special postcard.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Such a skilful watercolour. Simple, direct and economical. Wonderfully captured, Ali and it shows you familiarity and passion for these beautiful animals.

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