Three years ago Scott Shaurette began drawing a picture of a white-tailed buck. He would put it off to the side, then come back to it and work on it awhile.
The Chippewa Falls man finished his colored-pencil drawing this past year and entered it and two other art pieces in the Chippewa Herald’s 50th annual Spring Art Show, which opened its three-week run at the Heyde Center for the Arts Sunday.
Shaurette’s multi-media drawing of the whitetail earned him the Hugh Mandalert Award for second place and a $75 cash prize.
“That’s the one I spent the most time on,” he said of the winning entry. Shaurette, a Chi-Hi graduate, got the idea from a photo in a magazine.
“The way the light hit the antlers is what caught my attention,” said Shaurette, who is drawn to wildlife art. For several years he would draw and paint prints for the Bloomer chapter