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.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Artists For Conservation etc.
Right now it's the time of year for the annual Artists For Conservation book to come out. The rabbit painting which is the current header for this blog was in last year's book. It is quite an honor to be accepted into this organization which limits it's worldwide membership of nature oriented artists to 500.
This year I entered my Muskoxen painting, called, Shaggy Beasts. About 100 paintings get chosen for the book. It made the cut, Yippee!
Along with the book, there is a companion calendar. Being chosen for last year's calendar was one of the highlights of my artistic carreer.
Imagine my surprize when I found this painting also included in this year's calendar. What an unexpected thrill. Frankly I think that there were many other paintings in the book that deserved to be in the calendar more than this painting.
I'll flesh this post out with some winter shots of the Coastal Trail.
I know that I have included very similar views in the past. I have not gone anywhere good in a while.
Sleeping Lady, also known as Mount Susitna. The Coastal Trail is a barren place in the winter.
There is usually something living to see, but it can be a lot of walking before you see any signs of life.