It seems I didn’t follow up on the work in progress for this little painting so here is the finished piece. Originally it was on a 12 x 16 canvas, but I decided to make it a 12 x 12 inch. This is the final painting – a minimal style that showcases the fawns. There is a larger photo in the Mammals gallery. © Marti Millington 2016
Can I get an “Awwww” ? This pair of whitetail deer fawns were regulars in my back yard from the time they were born and their mother let them come up from the ravine to play. They ran all over my yard and my neighbor’s yard, chasing each other and just having fun. The following summer, they, their mother, and a new set of fawns came up to visit. The third year, the doe only had one fawn, but all of them were in the yard at different times, enjoying the berries, leaves and even parts of my garden.
This coyote was a regular visitor to my back yard in 2007. My property was surrounded by a deep ravine with a creek below, but we were also on the corner of two busy streets. Every evening or very early morning, he would come up from the ravine and hunt around in the bushes for moles, voles and mice. It was so much fun to watch him each day. He never came close to the deck, but he could see us sitting on the bench and didn’t seem to mind our presence, as long as we sat still.