Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Time goes by a Lynx

 Here's a Lynx I was working on , put aside and now finished.

It's a 16 x 20 oil on linen.   There's something about the chroma of this piece that speaks to me...here it is

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A Mountain Lion

 "Stepping into the Light" is the tittle of this piece.  It's an oil on linen 30" x 24''.

Once again the inspiration is Conrad...the mountain lion who resides at Lion Tigers and Bears.

Almost done:

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Bakari's Run A Lion painting

 I'm having some fun with this one.....colors.....light...dark...realism... suggestion.

It's a mixed media. Acrylic and oil on canvas 24 x 20...

May say this is done. I'll sit on it a few days. Let it resonate...view with a new day vision.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Another Lynx.....Gypsy Wind

 "Gypsy Wind"   16 x 20 oil on linen....am I too wound up....does the wind need to rustle me, I think so. But, for now this is it....

Saturday, May 28, 2022

"Cautious Approach" a fox and "Enjoying the moment" a white wolf

"Enjoying the Moment"  a wolf named Gracie  30" x 24" oil on linen.  Here's Gracie again. One of my favorite wolves to paint.

 "Cautious approach"  a fox, oil on linen  16" x 20"  .

Monday, May 16, 2022

a Fox.....

 I'm working on this 20" x 16" oil on linen of a Fox....Feeling the Bruno Liljefors influence.

The fox I met in Montana late summer a few years back. Photographed and observed.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Canadian Lynx

 I'm going to say this is done.   9 x 12 oil on cradled birchwood.

While in Montana I photographed and observed this beautiful Canadian Lynx.

Her she is:

Friday, May 6, 2022

Canadian Lynx in the making

 Just started this small oil on a cradled birchwood. It's a 9 x 12. Using both pallet knife and brush....think I'm gonna pop this one...go for some bold color...soon.

Oh and I painted these abstracts in between some wildlife painting .  They are 36" x 24" mixed media on canvas ....still wondering if and when the two will converge.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Jagged Descent, Coyote descending

 More work on this. I'm enjoying the process...Almost done.....real close.

Creating movement, life and energy with bits of color, scattered, short quick splashes .Contrasting bold with subtle nuances. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A Coyote descending....

 Photographed this coyote on a trip to Montana.  I have plenty of reference for many more paintings to come.    This is a 24" x 18"  oil on linen.    Day 2 of work....off to the studio soon for day 3.

Monday, April 11, 2022

The Last Look and The Rights of Spring

 These are both done.   I am preparing for a show April 30 through May 29.

More details to follow.

"Our Natural World and Beyond"   at the Fallbrook Art Center....in Fallbrook Ca.

These two are complete and may be at the show....

                                                     The Last Look  20" x 16" oil on linen

                                                  The Rights of Spring 16" x 20" oil on linen

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The Last Look...a Puma Con color..mountain lion

 Here's a 20" x 16" oil on linen..."The Last Look"    

Little more to go. Final touches to be added...whiskers and such..

Monday, March 28, 2022

A White Wolf in Spring

 Here's a 16" x 20" oil on linen......Gracie is her name.

A White Wolf in Spring.     Still working on the painting....almost done.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Spring....A new Beginning...A mountain lion and her kitten...

 This is a revisit...a rebirth of a painting I painted once before....changes...time...experience...

20" x 24" oil on linen...I still want to tweak a few things so this is almost done.

"A New Beginning"

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

New Wolf painting and more work on the Bear painting

 This Mexican Gray Wolf is 24" x 12" oil on linen. Inspiration : He resides at the Beardsley Zoo in Conn.

 Jack Bradley allowed me to use his photograph as a reference.. Most of the time I take my own photos and use them as reference.     As is in the case of my bear painting.   That's Bruno a Grizzly that lives in Montana.

24" x 12" Oil o Linen "The Sun Will Rise"

                                                  20" x 16" oil on linen "A Labor of Love"

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Mexican Gray Oil Painting and Bear beginning

 I've finished the Mexican Gray Wolf and I've started a Bear painting.

The Wolf resides at the Beardsley Zoo in Conn.  The Bear, Bruno lives in Montana.

Both are 20" x 16" oil on linen.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Mexican Gray Wolf oil painting on linen

 Here's one of the paintings I am currently working on.   This a Mexican Gray wolf. He resides at the Beardsley zoo in in Conn... Many thanks to Jack Bradley for allowing the use of his wonderful photo.

20" x 16" oil on linen...more work to go.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Lion Painting The Return

 The size is 24" x 18" oil on linen   "The Return"

Dedicated to Bakari...may he rest in Peace......

I knew him before he had a mane....Beloved brother of Siri and Jilian...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Fire Mountain The Wolf is done

 I'm calling this done...of course I could nit pick and fix some stuff...but nothings perfect..I think it's better that way....Thank you Jack Beck for allowing the use of your wonderful photograph...and what a great workshop it was... 30" x 24" oil on linen..I'm thinking of calling it "Fire Mountain"..

Monday, January 31, 2022

Wolf Painting

 Here's the start of a 30" x 24" oil on linen of a Wolf.  I'm learning a lot from a workshop I just attended with Johanne Mangi , a phenomanl artist, as well as instructor.  The process: 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tiger...another Tiger painting

 I've been working on this Tiger in a workshop I've been taking with Johanne Mangi....such a good artist..

This is a 20" x 16" oil on linen.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Having some fun...Camouflage Rabbit

 This is a mixed media, acrylic and oil on canvas   20" x 20"  fun.

I photographed this rabbit on my front yard and have been wanting to paint her for some time.

So here she is.   

Also I have Amber shellacked some birchwood for another day. I intend to use this substrate to make a few more paintings of this rabbit. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Getting Close...More work on the Tiger painting

 Almost there.....time to let it sit for a couple of days..let it resonate.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

More Work on the Tiger, Maverick

 Almost done....This means getting close...how long will it be and how much more.....we'll see.

Friday, January 7, 2022

The year of the Tiger

"The Year of the Water Tiger begins on February 1st, 2022, and as with all Tiger years, it will prove to have many qualities that the Tiger possesses—dynamic, engaging, and unexpected".

I'm working on this 30" x 24" oil of a Tiger named Maverik...in celebration of his short sweet life. He was rescued off the streets of L.A as a cub and lived happily at Lion Tigers and Bears... He came to an unfortunate sudden end when accidentally he came in contact with another Tiger and...well he died.

So here it is the preliminary drawing and a few days worth of painting.