I know I could probably improve on the foliage of this painting but I just have no more umph left for it so it will have to do! I need to move on to another painting but just had to finish this one first. Not that I rushed it or anything...
After scanning in multiple pieces and patch working the images together, I had to color correct the image slightly. I really toned down the bright yellow leaves near the deer's face which seemed to strong in the last update.
The previous update was taken with a digital camera and was overly adjusted for contrast. I find pastels so very difficult to match to a photograph or scan, due to the dust reflecting different amounts of light under varying light conditions. Perhaps this has more to do with the fact that I used a dark suede board or maybe even the properties of the suede itself, I don't know.
Oh well, the image above seems pretty close to the actual painting...until you place the painting in a bright room, where it really brightens up considerably! Eeech.
There is an explanation on my website regarding the title for this piece. If you are interested, follow here: http://www.colettetheriault.com/descriptions/paint1description/White_tail_deer.php
and scroll down the page.
Tomorrow I will be framing my deer painting at last!