Sugar ‘n’ Spice

Watercolor painting of two deer fawns by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Sugar and Spice

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 11″h x 15″w, 1992.

I enjoyed watching these two fawns as they grew up on our former property on Black Mountain in Siskiyou County, California. The male fawn grew into a handsome buck we later called Isaac. This scene was done of one of their favorite resting spots. Over the years we saw many fawns raised on our property.

Original is sold.

Reproductions available.

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Sugar Babies

Watercolor painting of two fawns by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Sugar Babies

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 8″h x 14″w, 1992.

I painted these two fawns who I often saw resting in one of their favorite spots. Since it was in our front yard, I saw them often, and of course, I watched them grow into adults.

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Summers Bright and Fragile Glow

Watercolor painting mom and baby deer by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Summer's Bright and Fragile Glow

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 15″h x 21″w, 1991.

This painting of a doe and her fawn was inspired by the abundant Black-tailed deer that often raised their fawns on our forty-acre property on Black Mountain, Siskiyou County, California. I’m not sure why there were so many dear there, but I suspect they felt safer there than in a lot of other places. My husband and I witnessed thirteen generations of dear raised there, so we had the great joy of watching many fawns grow. Because the area had many Oregon White Oak tree clusters, it was common to see the deer browsing among the trees. It was quite beautiful to see, so that is what inspired this painting.

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