I was happy to squeeze in some painting time this week. This was such a great subject. I made an effort to keep this painting very loose and let more of the burnt siena show through from the background. I am happy with the results and may even have to do a larger painting of this subject someday.
I was honored to be showing 4 of my paintings in the American Academy of Art Alumni Show. This is an awesome show with so many beautiful paintings in a variety of styles. The show is at Vogt Visual Arts Center Gallery in Tinley Park, IL. and will be on display from April 2 - April 26.
I thought I would change things up a bit and paint a landscape. This painting is based off of my photo reference from a trip to Yellowstone. I really enjoyed myself and had fun painting this landscape. It was a challenge for me.
Painting these wolves and putting them into a landscape was fun and challenging for me. I liked how the afternoon sun made the fur of the wolf in the foreground glow and made for a great center of interest.
This seagull was so funny. He was showing off in front of me and my family while we were on vacation in Minnesota. This bird was walking back and forth on the railing and following us all around the deck wherever we went. I just had to paint this crazy bird.
I was inspired to paint this bird after seeing it on a nature show on TV. The bird has beautiful markings. This duck has the funniest mating call. It puffs up its head and shakes it to get the attention of the females. My family and I visited Cosley Zoo and I was thrilled to see and take reference photos of this duck.