PORTRAITURE / FIGURATIVE
WILDLIFE / NATURE
ARCHITECTURAL / MISC
Family and Executive Portraiture
Nature, Equine, and Wildlife Art
Architectural / Misc.
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WORKS IN PROGRESS
Oil on canvas, 24"x48"
Anticipated completion: late 2017
This image will be published as a limited edition Giclee print on canvas.
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Below are YouTube videos of the progression of this painting, featuring music by Mike Howe. Turn up your volume, fill the screen, and watch at the highest resolution available. Enjoy!
"Tomoka Visage" is a scene looking northeast along the Tomoka River as viewed from Shockney Drive in Ormond Beach, Florida. The area is host to ospreys, bald eagles, cormorants, and a menagerie of other birds, both indigenous and migratory. Alligators and manatees frequent the brackish water framed by sea oxeye, black mangrove, cedar and sabal palms. Live oaks, longleaf pine, and a variety of other coastal marsh grasses and flora are accurately featured in this painting, with a few other surprises to come. I invite you to look, feel, and celebrate nature's beautiful, yet vunerable gift, which I have faithfully attempted to capture through three years of research and work. As artists, we attempt to express what moves us. I hope you are moved, too.
a work in progress
"Harpy Eagle Study"
a work in progress
Acrylic on canvas, 18"x24"
Anticipated completion: February 2017
This image is a study for a larger painting of a life-sized harpy eagle planned in oil. Harpy eagles are among the largest and most powerful of all eagles, with talons longer than the claws of a grizzly bear, and an ankle the size of a man's wrist. I did my research at the Miami Zoo, where 2 splendid specimens reside in a large aviary replicating the south american jungle habitat of these birds.