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.
These photos I shot last December along the Chester Creek Greenbelt during the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. I like the photos so I decided to play with the idea in paint.
First I painted a small scene without knowing what animal I would include, or where I would put it. After the rest of the painting was finished I chose this moose in the upper Eagle River Valley.
The Christmas Moose, 8x10". Someday I may do a more elaborate version in a larger, and more creative composition.
This is a very uninteresting moth that I found on my cutting board in my kitchen. It was only about a half an inch long so I decided to see how well my camera could handle such a small subject. It is incredible to me how well digital cameras handle macro subjects.
I dutifully released the little guy outside and photographed him on top of my balcony rail.