I love walking along river or stream beds during any time of the year but particularly during the winter. Around every bend is a new painting, as it was in this Colorado canyon. This painting a 24"X48". Yes I do lots of bigger paintings is why many take a year or more to complete. Due to the oils slow drying, I work on several paintings during a period of time.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
A "resting site" is where the pups may remain for several days while the adults hunt. Large areas of vegetation maybe leveled, due to the pups activities. Overhanging banks may have tunnels dug deep within for the pup's safety and for staying warm or cool during the summer. When begging for food the pups mouth the muzzle of the adult as you see Tunrack doing. He was born in the spring of 1986 to Zane and Nehani, a long time resident pair at our Oregon Zoo. This painting is a permanent collection at The World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon
It was the first major snowstorm of the season and I had to wear snow shoes, it was so deep. I ventured to our lower pond, finding it covered in ice, and tracks from fox, coyote, and deer where everywhere. I went up the next hillside to view Mt. Hood glistening in the early morning sun and got stuck in branches coming through the deep snow; the more I struggled the funnier it seems and I just sat down and laughed. This gave me a very different perspective of what was around me and many painting concepts have come from this morning walk. ''First Snow'' is available, oil on linen 9"X12" AWFrame , oil on linen.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
This painting symbolizes 'all' of what I love to paint. I want you to feel the clean, crisp winter air and this quiet place. Her name was Little Bit, and her spirit was free. She is relaxed and content as she gazes into the world she is just beginning to understand. Wolves became special in my life when I was a child and as an artist, renewed experiences has strengthened this bond.