North American Big Game – Elk Painting

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 in Blog, Process

Painting North American big game requires careful attention to habitat, habits and behavior, whether portraying elk, moose, mule deer or whitetail. Over the years I have covered some ground in both the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and have over a decade of observation and photos that I’ve taken of elk – bull, cow and […]

Wolf Portrait in Progress

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Blog, Process

Painting wildlife for me offers great peace and freedom and wildlife portraits are an effective and compelling way to tell something about an animal without the distractions of the entire story of what the animal is experiencing, and doing in the environment that they’re in. A quick story of why we should care about that […]

Grizzly Bear Painting in Progress

Posted on Oct 29, 2016 in Blog, Process

For this 40″x30″ grizzly bear painting my concept is to have this Grizzly dominate the expansive scene of the river and waterfall and have him move into the scene with plenty of room for the viewer’s imagination to have him move through it. I wanted a very focused but non-threatening look and posture. I begin by positioning […]

Grizzly Bear Painting Fieldwork

Posted on Oct 29, 2016 in Blog, Process

My very first blog will be to show the value fieldwork, observing and documenting animal behavior and taking on the challenge of ensuring an understanding of habitat, the influences of weather and environment have on animals. I’ll share some photos of my work in progress and show how the mood of the scene and the […]