The purpose of this blog is to show off John Lofgreen's Alaskan world through his wildlife art and nature photography. It will explain his painting techniques, and report on his latest activities including exotic journeys around the world.
Back in December I took an evening stroll around the nieghborhood with my camera to photograph the winter scenery. About half a block up the road I was inspired by the way the light softly touched the snowbank above the road.
Right away I knew that I would incorporate this scene into a painting at some future time. I have so many reference photos and ideas just waiting for me to find the time, and energy for them..
This 8x10" Snowshoe Hare is really just a study for a larger painting that I will do one day. I'm sure that I will make many changes. For one thing I need to make more space to the right of the hare. I may change the hare into some grouse, or ptarmigan, or maybe a Red Fox. Who knows. It's good to let these ideas mature over time like waiting for a fruit to ripen.