Kat''s Nature

Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Doe - A Deer - A Female Deer

Happy Hump-Day - Already !
I have been suffering thorough a bad cold
 that started in my throat, went to my chest and
now my aching  head.
Today... I am just dealing with it as best I can.
I didn't get much done on my art though
I started a painting of a deer in the thicket/ woods 

my photograph of a curious deer
It is to be made from this photo
 that I took a few years ago in the woods

 The color got muddy so I had to paint over much of it
 and start over but I did keep the deer
the green is branches that will be added again and hopefully
 not get muddy again
my tools for painting

I had to re-do the background and start over

This  deer was spying on us one spring day
 my son was planning and eventually built 
a foot bridge  along a rustic path
in a public nature trail here in Loveland 
on some land called  The Simpson Conservancy.
It was his Eagle Scout project.
 There was a bit of a fight against doing it
 from a local man that lives nearby 
and he did not think anyone should disturb
 or alter the natural path ...
  and a bridge was really raising his rankles.
 But Drew stood his ground and was respectful
He promised to keep the area clean 
and keep the bridge in nice condition.
 I think I may even dig up a photo or two of his bridge
The whole boy scout troop helped to build it
and my son was in charge of the
 planning and management of the work.

Dad the scoutmaster and big brother David helped out a lot


Drew the Eagle scout and his finished foot bridge


TexWisGirl said...

love that bridge! great project for your son! hoping the deer will turn out well! if i have to start over on something, i usually toss it as i'm frustrated!

kay said...

how lovely to be that close to a deer,great use of recycling with that cardboard under the canvas,
have a fab woyww
kay #22

Darla said...

Your painting will be wonderful..Congrats to the Eagle Scout, love the bridge. I have my Dad's Eagle Scout badge, #100

sandysewin said...

Great photo of the deer and great footbridge. I love to paint with palette knives, the texture is the best.

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #90

NanaDiana said...

What a neat photo to transfer to canvas. Congrats to Drew. What a wonderful foot bridge. Wow..that is quite an accomplishment- xo Diana

Jen said...

Beautiful bridge--what a tremendous accomplishment!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Very impressive bridge!
I hope your feeling better soon, Kat. Can't wait to see the progress of your deer painting!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

wednesday said...

Can't wait to see the finished painting.

Netty said...

Terrific footbridge and am sure your painting of the little deer will be wonderful. Happy PPF, Annette x

Julia Dunnit said...

What a great undertaking and finishing..you must be so proud of him! What does the anti-bridge chap think now, do you know?

Lynn said...

Love the deer photo...and the painting to be is interesting all those tools? for the painting or the bridge? I am impressed by the bridge which looks so perfect!

Denise Mulligan said...

It's hard to be creative when your head hurts. Looks like it's going to be a nice painting though.
Your son and the scouts did an amazing job on the bridge. What a treat for anyone walking in the woods.

Gloria said...

Looks like your deer painting is going great and that bridge came out really good. Very nice. Have a great week ahead.

miz katie said...

Wow!! That's one awesome bridge!! You must be so proud of your son. Your deer painting is coming along. I know what you mean about it getting muddy. I have the same problem all the time. It's good to just stop, and step away.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see this painting completed, love the foot bridge!

kristin maynes said...

What a fun piece! Love the Eagle project also. I have on Eagle and 4 more to go. Great post! Looks like a sneaky deer too. :)

JKW said...

Ouch, starting over and over, painting is like that. You look like you have a good handle on it though. Looking forward to seeing more of what and how you are doing with it. They can be so proud of their work/the bridge. Blessings, Janet, PPF