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.
Sorry for putting up so many blog posts in the last few days. I'm sitting here this afternoon with the choice of getting some real work done or putting up photos of the painting I completed this morning. My brain is too fuzzy right now to do anything that requires concentration like painting.
This one is a bit of a departure for me, a Carribean Coral Reef scene. The above photo was shot outside in dim winter light so the colors are kind of flat.
Princess Parrotfish, male and female.
Bluehead, male. I believe this is some kind of wrasse.
Four-eye Butterfly Fish with a female Bluehead behind it. I have no idea if these fish occur together in nature. I do know that they all inhabit Carribean reefs.
I would'nt mind doing more tropical reef paintings but I will need to gather more reference materials. There was a lot of imagination and guesswork involved in this painting. I only had one photo of each fish from an old field guide to rely on. Usually I have a half dozen or more reference photos when I try to paint something.