Saturday, February 6, 2010

Last sunday Vicki and I drove up Horse Creek road just to try and cure a little cabin fever. Dubois has had very little snow this winter and the mountains are about 50% of normal but that doesn't mean there is no snow up there. All the roads around Dubois are unimproved and in some cases no more than cow trails. About 10 mile north of town we were in freshly fallen snow and no tracks showing that we were the only people to have traveled up that way in the past 24 hours. We had spotted 3 Buck Mule Deer and watched them awhile and a little further up the road decided to turn around. Still on crutches I don't relish becoming stuck and doing any digging out. Going back down the road we discovered a nice herd of does and fawns on the steep hillside from where the bucks had been and I took a number of photos of them. Thinking about this group I have begun to formulate an idea in my mind. I really like the setting and am playing with the idea of running these deer up the hillside in a verticle format. I am now playing around with some ideas to do a painting and thought I would start this one by giving my blogging friends insight of where my idea and thought patterns might take me. I'll try and show off some of my sketches and paper thoughts as I go along. It might take another week or so of still playing around but I do have that nagging plan to do something great. Aren't all our ideas on paintings great at this point. It may turn out to be a fire starter but lets see where it goes.

3 comments:

Teresa said...

Ooh, that sounds like a treat! Would love to see your sketches as you plan out a painting.

Peter Brown said...

I look forward to seeing this one develop Gary. I always enjoy seeing people's "work-in-progress" posts, but as we all know, the process begins long before paint hits canvas. It's great that you intend to chronicle this painting from the germ of an idea through the thumbnail sketch phase and then through to completion - it'll be interesting as well as very useful.

rahina q.h. said...

it sounds like a great idea Gary. as i have such chaotic thought processes your new project might help me also:)