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.
The latest painting is a 9x12" portrait of some migrating Dunlins called, Rest Stop.
A pesky Red Squirrel in a sprouting Black Cottonwood. We only have three squirrel species around here plus Hoary Marmot. We have Red Squirrels around town, Arctic Ground Squirrels up in the hills, and Northern Flying Squirrels in lowland areas with lots of Spruce Trees. I have never seen the uncommon, and nocturnal flying squirrel.
This Savannah Sparrow prefers to run along the ground than to fly.
A Tree Swallow.
A confiding Steller's Jay.
Gray Jays are far less common around town than Steller's Jays. Magpies greatly outnumber both of them put together.
My friend Dan had this young Black Bear in a Birch Tree in his yard. This is his photo.
The bear was chased up the tree by the neighbor's dog. Eventually it came down and ran away.
Remember this painting from a few days ago?
I played with it some more. The painting looks better although the photo is'nt quite as good. Can you see the differences?