Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Friday, January 15, 2010

Springbok and random winter photos

One more small painting to bring with me to South Africa. It is an 8x10", mother and calf, Springbok. The painting looks alright but I continue to be frustrated by the digital photos of my paintings. The camera interprets what it sees, differently than the human eye sees. The actual paintings have much more natural tones, and greater detail.

Eagle River Road above the town, looking back toward town.

A snow encrusted moose.
Moose have a reputation for being dangerous. Cow moose with young calfs are dangerous when they feel there is a threat to the calf. Otherwise moose tend to be fairly docile, (at least most of the time). This is an antler-less bull.

My nieghbor's house at night. This is what I see from my balcony.

Another view from the balcony, looking towards the medical clinic next door.
In the same small building as the clinic is the town newspaper, The Alaska Star. You can see the sign behind the bushes.
It will be so nice to escape this when I head for Africa in a few weeks. I may not put up another post for a few months. We shall see if I find time to post from South Africa.

1 comment:

Shawn said...

Awesome Photographs John! And that's a lovely painting of a Springbok! Many thanks for your help in identifying the stork.