Stag Ink Painting

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This is the second in a series of ink paintings of the deer from Phoenix Park. This one came up looking for food, unfortunately for him I didn’t have any (some people bring apples etc for the deer, at a risk of getting antlered when the deers get a bit over excited). I thought it would be against the rules to bring food to the deer, but a ranger I met yesterday said that actually it isn’t, just advised against as, being wild animals, they may buck up and injure you. Apparently their favourite is cabbage, and if they get in a farmer’s field they will gobble it all up.

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Irish Deer in Black and White Ink

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This painting is one of a new series I’m working on. I’ve been photographing the deer in the Phoenix Park for a while now to get inspiration for paintings. I’ve been able to photograph the deer grazing, picking leaves off trees, lying in long grass, and even having the occasional fight. I’m starting off in black and white, but I have the possibility to paint them in colour as well. Hopefully the good weather continues and I can go out and photograph them further.

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This is the photograph I took these deer from- it was lucky to catch such a perfect pose.

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