Wednesday, November 28, 2012


20"x16" acrylic on canvas

This is a painting of my dog Marty. He is a 10 year old yellow lab, but still has so much energy. My wife has trained him and competed in many agility competitions. Marty has won many awards. The painting shows Marty swimming in Lake Superior.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


28"x22" acrylic on canvas

This is another painting from my Brookfield Zoo reference photos. It was a challenging painting with so much detail in the Buffalo. I also used my imagination a bit to create the background. This was a so much fun to paint and I learned a lot from it. Below is my original reference and a few close ups.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mexican Gray Wolf

10"x8" acrylic on canvas

This is a painting of a Gray Wolf from Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. My family and I are members of the zoo and visit frequently. I love animals and enjoy observing them and how they interact with one another. Because of our membership, we can go and spend lots of time observing an exhibit or two and really study the animal. A benefit of this is that I get lots of photo reference for my paintings and maybe even a few drawings in my sketch book.

Wildlife is one of my favorite painting subjects. I enjoy the challenge of making an animal feel alive. I am very happy with the outcome of this piece.