My daily thoughts are consumed with wildlife photography and art. I just can’t seem to get enough. The more I do, the more I want to do. To push my limits beyond what I feel I am capable of doing. It is what makes a better photographer and artist.
To paint and draw in realism is a constant battle. To get everything right from color to small detail is a challenge for me but it is what makes it worthwhile .
The image above is an American Black Duck that I am working on in colored pencil. Pencil gives me the ability to create with more control than painting.
I am also currently working on the image above. It is a painting on canvas using acrylic paints of a Bull Elk in the Rockies. I am down to doing the fine detail work of the grass, trees and a little more touch up to the sky.
I want to be a better artist. By taking better photographs for reference, it enables me to be that better artist. That is what I dream of and hope to be one day.