I didn't get this out last night as I am under the weather but trying hard to catch up!
The colors in this piece are much more vivid than appears here. The deer is cadmium red medium, which is quite a vibrant color. This piece was inspired by a Native American Indian artist named Beatien Yazz (also known as Little No Shirt) who painted a blue deer many many years ago. His simplistic approach was charming and eye catching. Though his deer was a mix between a white tail and mule deer, it's movement and simplicity became a reoccurring theme for Yazz, and he became a world renouned artist.
My red deer is simple, with vivid colors, and I hope you enjoy it!