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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mule Deer Buck - Acrylic Wildlife Animal Painting on Board by Daily Painter Pat Koscienski


Mule Deer Buck
12" x 16"
Acrylic on Board
This painting was done from a photograph posted on Gary Keimig's Wilderness Art Challenge Blogspot. I did "flip" Gary's photograph so the deer is walking from left to right in my painting.
The mule deer are named for their unusually large ears, but they resemble mules in no other way. It was interesting to do research and read about the differences between a mule deer and a whitetail deer. The "muleys" are less adaptable and remain more of a wilderness species. Mule deer seldom raise their shorter, ropelike tails, which are dull white with black tips. And, the main beams of their antlers each branch into two beams, each then branching again. There are a lot more differences, but too many to name them all in this blogspot. However, enjoy the painting and be sure to visit Gary's blogspot for more paintings of the mule deer.
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8 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful, Pat!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, Autumn.

Mary Beth Brath said...

I love the "back lit" approach with your wildlife. The painting reminds be of your "Moose on the Loose" and I love it.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Mary Beth. I'm wondering if it is how or when Gary Keimig shoots the photo. I can flip the photo to change the deer's direction, but I don't think I have enough skill to change all the lighting when I paint it. LOL

sam said...

Thanks for your visit Pat, I love the way you have altered the image and the background colours are nice and fresh

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, also, for stopping by and for your wonderful comments.

Dean H. said...

I'm late getting here, but I love your interpretation of this challenge, Pat!!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Dean, I enjoy your visits any time, late or not.