Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"Dear oh Deer"

Scratchboard, 16x12in.
Original Available from Lilac Wine, Vines Village, Marlborough

Open Edition Giclee Prints
now available

fawn deer scratchboard artwork

Mostly etched with tattoo needles, with a touch of scalpel here and there

There is a little bit of a story behind her. She was handreared on my Aunt and Uncle's farm (Mary & Pat of Waikakaho Valley, Marlborough). She's a Hungarian Red Deer and was at the time I took this photo, around 6 months. She's unnamed in life, so she gets called Bambi mostly, doesn't get on with the dogs or the sheep, possibly thinks she's a cat!! She's so gentle and graceful I couldn't take my eyes off her.

Closeup of the scratch work

This lovely new faux leather moulding from Larson Juhl (Angus Dutch Black), combined with a Petite Black inner fillet. Really pleased with the combination. The distressed texture of the faux leather looks (and feels) so authentic, whilst adding warmth to the b&w scratchboard.

...and here she is feeling quite at home sitting in the lounge with us!! She is beautiful.

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