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On the easel: Larry's new moose and deer paintings for fall 2012

Here's a sneak preview of the latest paintings on Larry's easel. These paintings will be released in fall 2012, so check back often to follow the progress and to reserve your print. One features two impressive typical whitetail bucks from Iowa in a farm scene. Something or someone has just disrupted the scene, and two does are starting to flee. The other features a bull moose in a verdant green, grassy opening, bathed in shafts of late afternoon light. Watch for the finished paintings soon!

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Part II: Finding a Dream Buck

This post is Part II in the series: Behind the Scenes of Dream Bucks III. This series of posts chronicles the development of my upcoming painting, Dream Bucks III, the third and final piece in the Dream Bucks series. Click here to see all posts about Dream Bucks III. Even prior to finishing Dream Bucks II - The Missing Trophy, I was already searching for a subject for its sequel, Dream Bucks III. Living in Iowa and knowing many serious deer hunters, coming up with a list of potential candidates was not difficult. However, with the multitude of great bucks this state produces, deciding which particular trophy to paint can be a challenge. Things got a little easier by late...

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Kyle Simmons and His Trophy at the Iowa Deer Classic

I want to make sure you all know that, amongst hundreds of big Iowa bucks, Kyle Simmons and his new state-record archery non-typical trophy will be present at the Iowa Deer Classic this weekend! Kyle will be splitting time between our Zach Wildlife Art booth, where a trophy replica will be displayed, and the Hunter’s Specialties booth, where the original rack will be shown. Make sure you stop by our booth so I can tell you about the upcoming Dream Bucks III painting featuring the Kyle Simmons buck! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="381" caption="Customized version of the North American Whitetail magazine cover"][/caption] (And, just for fun, see if you can tell the difference between the real rack and the replica.)

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Part I: The Kyle Simmons Buck

This post is Part I in the series: Behind the Scenes of Dream Bucks III. This series of posts chronicles the development of my upcoming painting, Dream Bucks III, the third and final piece in the Dream Bucks series. Click here to see all posts about Dream Bucks III. Good news! The third and final painting in the Dream Bucks series is on the easel and in progress. I am hearing from many of you how excited you are to see this latest deer painting, so I will be working to post regular updates on the progress of the piece as it evolves. I will also share “behind the scenes” details on the inspiration for the painting and on the...

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