The Challenge, Oil, 24 x 36
I am calling this painting "The Challenge". It's about two large bucks during the fall, meeting in a pasture in front of an old barn, and they are measuring each other up for a confrontation.....maybe. Many of these confrontations end in a "walk away" when one recognizes the others superiority. I am working in oils, from photographs that I have taken. The setting is near my home in Clarkesville, and I pass this barn every single day. It was built in the late 1800's! The sky is different and more textured than the original photo, and the deer are from a trip to Cades Cove Tennessee. I love constructing "stories". I hope you like this as much as I am enjoying painting it!