Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rail Walker

10"x8" acrylic on canvas

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.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


16"x20" acrylic on canvas

detail of face

I really enjoyed painting this Grizzly Bear. Fun and challenging to paint. I took the reference for this bear on a trip in West Yellowstone.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hooded Merganser

6"x6" acrylic on canvas

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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


11"x14" acrylic on canvas

It's always fun to do a portrait of an animal. My wife and I visited this wolf at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone about 6 years ago. I love how the light is hitting his face and creating shadows.