Saturday, January 26, 2013

Across the Creek

28"x22" acrylic on canvas

The photo reference of this bobcat was taken at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, IL. The bobcat is such a beautiful animal. I could sit and watch them for hours. I took many photos of the cat at sunset. The low light source created some dramatic lighting that was so much fun to paint. I am very pleased with the finished painting.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


12"x9" acrylic on canvas

After discovering some photos from a Yellowstone trip a few years back, I decided to paint this buffalo. I really liked the way the sun was highlighting his body and muscles. My wife and I were watching the movie "Dances with Wolves" this week and it was very inspiring. "Tatanka, which means bison or American buffalo in the Lakota Indian Language", was talked about and shown a lot in the movie. One scene that was particularly amazing to me was when the Indian's went hunting for the buffalo.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lion Face

11"x14" acrylic on canvas

work in progress

Happy New Year! I wish everybody a healthy, successful and productive 2013. My first painting to start the year is of a lion from Brookfield Zoo. He was a lot of fun to paint.