Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Grabbing lunch is pretty easy if you are a bear and the streams are full of salmon moving upstream to spawning grounds. It's a little tougher if you are an artist trying to render said scene full of transparent splashing water, wet fur, slimy fish, etc. What was I thinking? Gallery canvas 30x30x1.5
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Bears.....I am painting a series of bears, mostly fishing for salmon. If you have ever had the good fortune to see this, it is really a staggering experience. Thankfully, the bears are more interested in the salmon than the people, and the salmon are plentiful, and that is a very good thing. I want to show the force of the water, the power of the bears, and the determination of these salmon...some of whom lose their uphill battle to the bears, but many more manage to return to their original nesting grounds to spawn and die...quite a life cycle. This is not a great photograph, but this painting sold and this was the only photo I have.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
I am particularly partial to labrador retrievers, as my canine companion is a much loved chocolate lab. These three are ready to hunt, just waiting for the command to 'retrieve' their quarry. Anyone who has hunted with a well trained dog appreciates the excitement and joy that the dog brings to the job...it is really beautiful to watch! My dog hunts nothing more than the newspaper and she is always so thrilled with her accomplishment!!!!!...and so am I, bless her heart! 30x24x2.5 gallery canvas
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Yikes, these rival wolves have issues...don't we all? I am enjoying painting animals, and thought I should post a few of these efforts. Trying to render fur in all its different forms is challenging. I still want to paint loosely and will always take some liberties with color...16x20x1.5, oil on gallery canvas.
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