Saturday, February 27, 2021

Lynx Painting

 This is a 16' x 20" oil on clear gessoed linen.   Started this one in the mid tone department and have been expanding out to more contrast.  How vivid to make the colors...Do I gray them down...hmmmm

Good news is I'm having fun.  So here it is so far a Lynx in the garden..pretty close to done.

A little more work:

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Fox Painting.....Climbing a Tree

 This is a 16" x 12" oil on linen.  The linen was gessoed with a clear gesso.  

Another painting....Process continued.  

Each painting I create furthers my understanding and abilities to get closer to what I want.  What I want changes as I progress.      Yes, Im enjoying the journey.

Here it is  almost done..maybe one more day of attention.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

"Makes you Wanna Howl" Coyote

 24" x 30" oil on linen..."Makes you Wanna Howl" or "Yip Yip Coyote"...Not sure.

Second painting of the year....I photographed this guy on a trip to Montana. I'm thinking this is done

Here he is:

Thursday, January 21, 2021

New tittle " Muddy Waters...Gracie the wolf

 I finished the first painting of 2021.

"Muddy Waters"   30" x 24" oil on linen.

I hope I've done Gracie justice. Gracie is a wolf I photographed at a wildlife photography workshop in Montana.

Perhaps this is a reflection of this new year.....hmm

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Asking Grace...First painting of the New Year Wolf

 Gracie is her name. I photographed her on a trip to Montana.

This is a 30" x 24" oil on linen. 

New discoveries mixed with slight lingering doubt...Stronger currents of "I'll be Me"

Got to say I am enjoying the process.   Still working on her.  

Friday, January 1, 2021

More work on the Great Ambassador Victor the Cheetah

 Here's some more progress on the 40" x 30" oil on linen of the "Great Ambassador".

Not done yet....

Friday, December 25, 2020

The Great Ambassador Victor the Cheetah

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.