Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Final Stages

The office has been closed a lot for the holidays and that gave me the opportunity to put in some serious painting time. The photo above shows the completed first bird, a Crested Auklet.
Now the main bird, a Tufted Puffin is most of the way finished.
A close up of its head, not quite finished.
The other Crested Auklet, also not quite finished.
The three completed birds together and some of the vegetation.
The completed painting, (at least for now). It is 12x24" The actual painting has much more vibrant colors and detail than the photo indicates. The tentative title is, Summer in the Pribilofs.


Colette Theriault said...

Lovely colour and composition, as always, John. I sympathise with you as I also know too well how a photo of a painting cannot do it justice.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and thank you for sharing the snapshot photos of your area. I esp. enjoyed the ice sculpture of the walrus! cheers and Happy New Year from Sudbury, ON Colette

john said...

Thank you for your kind comments Colette. I always enjoy reading your blog. I have told many pet owners about your talent.
I did have a great Christmas, -18, but wonderful food. I hope that you have a happy new year as well.