Winters Beauty

deerinsnowbettercolorThis stunning painting, Winters Beauty, is by John Bye, who is from Coventry, United Kingdom.  When I first stumbled across this amazing piece, I thought it was a photograph – and a fine one atthat.  The exquisite attention to detail and the life-like features – the coarse winter coat of this white tail buck, the layers of snow in the thicket in the background, and the light reflecting off the snow onto the deer – are  impressions of a master painter.  You can visit John’s studio and see his other master pieces here.  You may also be interested in visiting John’s publisher, the Greenwich Workshop, which just published this wonderful book on tropical fish by Flick Ford, with beautiful drawings of fish like this Kribensis.