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.
If you compare this bear sketch with the one I did yesterday afternoon, you will see that I drastically changed the bear's body. This version looks much more natural to me.
Paintings always look like such a hopeless mess during the preliminary stages of applying foundational layers of paint.
I'm not real sure of what I want the background to look like. I just hope it turns out well. So I keep refining the layers of paint, trying to get something good.
Finally there are some background trees, instead of amorphous color.
These major trees are too evenly spaced, and look like prison bars. I think I can fix that by pushing some further into the background.
Two of the trees are tentatively finished. This is the point where I was tired of painting, so I quit for the day. This painting is less than great right now, and might be in for some major revisions before it's all over. It's too soon to judge.