As I was painting this little study, a tiny curious fawn, still with spots, wandered up to me a couple of times to see what I was doing. I could hear a larger deer, perhaps the protective doe, just out of view, stomping and snorting. Yesterday evening when I painted this study, it was clear despite the persistent nearby wildfires; today is quite smoky. During the last few days there has been a constant drone of single and large double-rotor helicopters hauling buckets, flying to the fire from the heli-base in Joseph. Study 8x10", Oil on Linen.