Here's some more progress on the 40" x 30" oil on linen of the "Great Ambassador".
Not done yet....
An Ode to a Great Ambassador, one who worked to give a better understanding of the world of Cheetahs.
The large spotted cat found in Africa and parts of Asia. The fastest animal on land kind of Cheetah.
This is a 40" x 30" oil on linen in the process. Probably the last painting of 2020.
I had the wonderful experience of meeting this Great Ambassador named Victor, photographing him and observing him.
He passed this year. In honor of him I paint this painting. RIP Victor the Great Ambassador.
Watched this Buck when I visited Cambria Ca. last December. I was sitting on a deck off the upstairs bedroom looking down when he came by with his family .
Trying to remain subtle in my values here...for me this requires concentration and control....Challenging but rewarding.
So here he is...day 3 . Just a bit more to go.
20 x 16 oil on linen
Catching Conga the leopards expression as she peered around a structure was priceless. Wide eyed, focused and ready to pounce. Working from the photograph...this is a painting I will label part of the process.
This may be as far as I take it....... for now here she is:
I enjoy exploring and trying new ways...staying connected to my creative spirit...
When I work to create for myself all kinds of good and sometimes not so good things emerge. Having a voice is one thing but sharing it is another..
So without further ado here's what I've been working on. These are small oil on birchwood using only pallet knives...fun
The painting I am presently working on is a Grizzly Bear named Albert. I took photos of him when I visited Lions Tigers and Bears in San Diego. He has since passed.
I wanted to show his Bigness...he also seemed to have a very gentle soul. Albert and his sister Cherry Bomb were captive their whole lives.
This is a 18" x 24" oil on line board. Almost complete, maybe one more day...