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.
This is one of the photos from my last trip to Goose Creek that I posted a few weeks ago. I was fairly certain that I would eventually use it in a painting. It was taken at the edge of the flooded creek just above a recently constructed Beaver Dam.
Some of the critters I considered placing in the painting were, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Short-tailed Weasel, or Mink. As you can see I settled on a Wilson's Snipe. Moody, even gloomy paintings are favorites of mine. They are often hard to sell, but everything is hard to sell these days. I decided to tentatively call it, Snipe Day, 20x16".
A detail photo of the painting. Personally, I like it much better than the last, (goose) painting that I did, although the Canada Goose painting took much longer to paint.