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This one is another digital oil painting.
It started as a photo of me and a baby deer that was having a bad day.

Our Chihuahua named Gumby was outside barking like crazy early one morning, so I rushed outside expecting to find a snake about to eat him up!
Nope—-this crazy little dog was running around a tiny fawn that I guess he had chased till it was confused and afraid. Old Gumby thought he was an Alpha Wolf (about a foot tall) and he had “taken down” his prey—-he had a serious swagger and attitude problem going on after that! HAHAHA!

I gently took the baby deer and cared for it till the wildlife people could come and rescue it. This photo was taken of me holding this very fawn.

Then it happened—-imagination! I saw that this could be an interesting twist on Rudolph and Santa. I had to change my huge Irish nose to a more rounded Santa nose—-hope you like it.

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  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    This is so well done.. Amazing work..

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 6 years ago

    so lovely.. its so gentle.. and huggable.

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 6 years ago

    OMG That is so sweet and I don’t even like santa, but i like this pic!

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Wonderful Santa,great work.

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 6 years ago

    So lovely and traditional- great work there x

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    love this!!! wonderful artwork and imagery, You need words and it is a Christmas card. hugsxxx

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Dale……you turned this into such a wonderful image….and what a wonderful concept……very cheerful and loving. J

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    Dale, I absolutely LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so very beautiful and sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love & Hugs,
    Sally xxxxxxooooo

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 6 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonover 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful work of art and story! I love this one too!

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