Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A New Year's Pudu

I made this little painting as a Christmas present for my friend who shares my love of Pudus - the smallest deer in the world. The black background was inspired by a show of seventeenth century Dutch paintings I saw in Vancouver last month. This painting looks dramatic but is only 5x7 inches.

I don't know who took this picture but the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle had a baby pudu a while ago so maybe this picture is from there. Even if you don't like cute animals (really?) this baby has to make you say "aaawww". The mother is less than two feet tall.


  1. What a very tender portrait...Those ears look so soft.

  2. I really enjoyed looking at your paintings. You are a very gifted artist.

  3. I just found your blog!
    I love your artwork..
    can I please use some pictures on my blog with a link ofcourse?

    you can find me here
    gr. Anna

  4. Hi Anna,
    I would be happy to have you use some of my pictures. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  6. Jean - Your baby wee pudu fawn is so precious, it makes me wonder if it is ever hard to give these paintings away... Never saw that pair at the Zoo, are they still there? They would be worth the trip, if so! That last comment, I hope it's randomly generated spam - how rude, if not! Your creativity and originality have never been lacking.

  7. thanks! you're very kind!
    Please check it out
    if it is oké?
    Gr. Anna


  8. Dear Jean,

    today I found your blog. Anna wrote about you and showed some paintings. They are so wonderful, this magical light is amazing! I will often visit your blog to have a look at your artwork.

    Kind regards

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