Watercolor….Red Deer

My goodness….where, oh where does the time go!  It seems we only just arrived here in Yuma and yet it has been over a month now.  I’ve just finished up teaching a watercolor here in the park.  A beautiful and handsome Red Deer Stag.  This painting was done on a 1/2 sheet of 140lb CP Fabriano watercolor paper using Winsor and Newton Professional watercolors.

You will notice that I now am placing my watermark on my work.  I’ve just read too many scary stories about an artist’s work being compromised.  Sad.  I would also like to mention that this painting was inspired from a photograph taken by Sue Dudley.  You should always have permission before using anyone’s photo as a reference.  This particular photo came from Wildlife Reference Photos for Artist.  I encourage you to check out their website.  You can purchase, as I did for this painting, reference photos from which to work at a very reasonable price.

My current project is Miss Mimi!  Her Dad is a huge Ohio State fan and I did her ‘brother’ last year.

Miss Mimi will be dressed in her Ohio State Cheerleader’s outfit complete with megaphone!  As you can see I still have a long way to go…..so many wrinkles!  LOL!  Such a sweet girl…full of puppy kisses and sugar and spice!

The month of February will also find me teaching an acrylic class here in the park.  We will be painting the Amur Leopard Cub…..I shared a partially completed sketch of him or her last post!  I do plan on having the Amur Leopard available for an online class, but don’t look for it until the end of February!

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6 Responses to Watercolor….Red Deer

  1. Nanette Levin February 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

    So glad to see you’re having fun in Yuma, Debbie! Your watermark is priceless. I had a friend send me a great photo of my mutt (RIP) recently, so now have something better to work from to capture him as his comical and colorful self. It’s on the bucket list ;-). Hope you continue to enjoy your travels (without any further camper challenges).

    • Debbie Goode February 4, 2017 at 6:34 am #

      Thank you Nanette….and so happy you were able to get a better photo to work from…it can make all the difference!

  2. Michelle February 4, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    What wonderful paintings! I’m glad you’re finding inspiration in Yuma. As for stealing from artists, I do hear it’s a big problem, but your watermark not only protects your work, it is also a cool type of branding. 🙂

    • Debbie Goode February 8, 2017 at 7:13 am #

      Thanks Michelle! Glad you like the watermark too!

  3. PR February 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

    Debbie you are so gifted! Simply beautiful paintings. Have a marvelous February teaching!

    • Debbie Goode February 8, 2017 at 7:14 am #

      Thank you…..painting is a gift I cherish! Being able to teach….’icing on the cake’…LOL!