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.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Seward and the Elk
In Seward there is a woman named Eva who lives on the outskirts of town. She is known locally for her bird feeders. She always has the most bird action around. This is a female Pine Grosbeak.
The light was too dim to get sharp focus on this male Pine Grosbeak but I like the shot anyway.
Same goes for this Downy Woodpecker. There were two Purple Finches in her yard but they were too flighty to pose for photos. Purple Finches do not normally occur in Alaska. They were a nice addition, along with the Killdeer to my Alaska bird list.
A pair of Common Mergansers. They are called Goosanders in the Old World.
A Common Murre in poor light.
It is always good to see Long-tailed Ducks.
Overlooking the harbor. I love this place.
Heading to Lowell Point.
The last houses in town.
One last view of the bay. There is a Steller's Eider out there somewhere but we could not find it.
This is the painting that I have been working on lately. Aspen Standing, 16x20" I kind of like this one.
I have painted so many Elk over the years but they tend to sell. So it goes.