Saturday, July 4, 2015

By Still Waters, oil on canvas 40 x 50

Again I was inspired by out last trip to Botswana.  It was in october, when it is very hot and all the wildlife congregated at the water, it was such a tranquil lovely scene, but cape buffalo just have such an air of danger and threat, I like the ying and yang.. This piece will be at Insight Gallery for their fall show.

The Big Five

It has been quite a while since I have done smaller oil paintings, so decided to plunge in and do a series of the somewhat smaller "Big Five", there is quite a freedom in doing these smaller pieces and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  These are all animals we saw on safari last year, so much inspiration.  I am excited about our next safaris which are August September 2016 to Botswana and Namibia and then a second one to Botswana and Zambia.  Email me if you would like to join us.. and will send you the itineraries.  These five are headed to Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg Texas

Wet and Dry, pencil 8 x 12.5

The title says it all, in the heat of mid day elephants like nothing better than "spa time" at the waterhole...This is my Miniature for Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming in September.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In The Company of Strangers, oil on canvas 40 x 58

Fredericksberg Art Auction.  This piece will be available on May 1st at the Fredericksberg Art Auction.    I feel that this is one of my signature pieces.  I have explored this motif of zebra and impala drinking on a number of occasions, with the reflections in the water and am very pleased with this addition to the collection, it was a technically demanding piece as I am a stickler for getting the reflections correct.  The inspiration is the Etosha National Park in Namibia which is one of the few places that you would see such a scene in nature.

Anticipating the Night, oil on canvas, 35 x 60

Insight Gallery.

This is a portrait of Lagadema, the rather famous leopardess who frequents the area around Mombo Camp in Botswana, she played a staring role in a documentary made by the Jouberts, reknown and very talented film makers.  The inspiration for this work was provided by dear friend and safari companion Ed Wright.

The Lion, The Cloud and The Canyon, oil on canvas, 32 x 46

Trailside Gallery

A Moments Contemplation, colored pencil 25 x 16, Mockingbird Gallery