Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dancing with Wolves

16" x 22", Mixed Media

I just finished taking a class on painting animals in nature. I am so excited about everything I learned! The first project was a wolf. I'm working on the one from class now. I thought I would try a "practice" wolf first. I have a book about wolves so I picked this photo as a reference:

The painting is a stylized version loosely based on this photo. The main thing I learned was how to paint the fur texture and how to jazz it up once you are finished. NOW I am painting the wolf from class. He has a more menacing presence and I hope the painting will result in a more dramatic scene. 

This is the first in a series of wolf paintings I will be doing. I love everything about the wolf. We have a wolf park very near here and I LOVE to go and watch them interact with each other. So be prepared for more wolves in the coming weeks... 

Have a great weekend everybody!


Bev said...

Fabulous Pam I love wolves....I love your coloured pencil girl too I tried to comment at the time but it would not let me for some reason ...hope this one works..

Pam Tucker said...

Thank you Bev! It didn't turn out quite like I wanted but I'm happy with it. Looking forward to seeing how the next one turns out! Hugs to you!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful painting, wolves are beautiful creatures. Hugs, Valerie

Faye said...

Pam, while your paint skin people are truly remarkable, I have to say your wolf is just terrific. You did a fantastic job on the fur.