Thursday, January 26, 2012

Morning Calm 24x16

  As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed exploring harbors.  They are usually hub of activity for people and wildlife.  This is Cordova, Alaska early in the morning at low tide but could be any of the picturesque harbors in the Pacific Northwest.    This is probably the most detailed painting I have done.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

No Man's Land 18x24

  This large Dall Sheep Ram has found seclusion near the head of a glacier-filled valley.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Oak Sentry 18x36 - sold

  I spotted this great oak tree several years ago in the mountains near my home and it stuck in my head.  When I finally decided to paint it, I began in the studio using a small pencil sketch and memory. Then, as I often do with larger studio paintings, I returned to the spot when the painting was about 3/4 done to make adjustments. To my suprise, the old tree had fallen down and was all but gone.  This was disappointing but it fueled my desire to do it justice.  I put in a mule deer to add some interest and provide some scale.
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