Angel Fire Deer by Katherine Martinez
Original Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
Watercolor, Gouache, Colored Pencil
Several years ago my in-laws moved out to Angel Fire high up in the mountains of New Mexico and built a log home. About once a year we get to escape the city life and drive up to visit them. I love how the pace is much slower there so it gives me a chance to go out regularly to paint, be it rain or snow, and gather plenty of reference images to help me compose my work. We are very fortunate to have several woodland visitors up where we stay, this gorgeous mule deer included. Every morning we get to see the herd of deer and elk walk through. I was lucky enough to make friends with one doe in particular, by the end of my visit she was eating oats out of my hand. Wow!