This is a very evocative piece for me. One of my favourite places on the planet is the Okavango Delta in Botswana, nothing can beat, in the still of the evening, watching one of these wonderful animals going about their lives. I added some Sacred Ibis flying over as in the evening the Delta sky is alive with birds returning to thier roosts, and the composition seemed to need it. This piece also allowed me to use some slightly different colors, a cadmium yellow sky and cerulian blue reflection in the elephants bow wave.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
There is just so much fun stuff an artist can do with zebra's, how good of nature to create something so interesting for us to work on. This is to be shown at the Western Visions Show and Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming in September
The title says it all for me, white faced whistling ducks allopreening, sounds so clinical, just one of natures quiet moments. This is going to be part of this years Birds in Art, in Wausau, Wiscinsin, always a pleasure to have work included in the show.
Sable Antelope are magnificent creatures, their colors and shapes are fascinating. To try and capture these to best effect I chose colored pencil as the medium on a plain background. This piece will be in the Society of Animal Artists annual show in San diego in September, unfortunately we will not be able to attand the opening as it is the same weekend as my show at Mockingbird Gallery in Bend , Oregon.
Illala Palms and termite mounds are some of the characteristic features of the Okavango Delts in Botswana, our favouite area to go on safari....thinking of it makes me excited about our upcoming safari in October this year, I can't wait. Greater Kudu are a species that we usaully see there, such beautiful animals..