There was an original influence for this painting from a historic photo. I couldn’t see details clearly enough to continue using it as the basis for the painting so I decided to just let my imagination take over. I combined influences from Samoa (the fan), Micronesia, Fiji, Hawaii, and Bali, which is why I named it ‘Somewhere in the Pacific’. She is holding a wicker fan.
I decided to do something a bit different and decided that a lightning storm sky would bring an added dimension to the painting. I had to use multiple photos to piece together the painting from Yaki Point. There are trails visible in the lower left corner.
We’ve been to Grand Canyon several times over the years and sometime I’m going to hike all the way to the river and also to Havasu Falls. Both are on the bucket list.
Utah has diverse topography ranging from the canyons of the Colorado Plateau to the mountains of the Wasatch and Uinta ranges and the arid salt flats of the western region. Utah is a great place to find reptiles and hidden in red rock canyons are a variety of colorful wildflowers. View the gallery..
I painted this flask with Costa Rican wildlife. The depicted animals include a three-toed sloth, red-eyed tree frog, blue jeans frog, basilisk lizard, keel-billed toucan, coatimundi, howler monkey, capuchin monkey, and tiger heron.
These photos were taken by a friend shortly before she passed away on a mountain road seven years ago. They were taken at Mount Evans. She died not on Mount Evans, but nearby.
A few things have me thinking of her sad death this week. But Heather, you are not forgotten and I’ll always remember your kindness.
Just found this guy crossing my driveway and managed to get his photo before he got away.
No state can compare with Alaska for wildlife. In this huge state where wilderness still reigns supreme, the challenge is more about traversing the wild interior than it is about finding nature. The other challenge is that while a plethora of wildlife might be visible, it is often at a GREAT distance. The more powerful the zoom lens, the better. View the gallery…