The Beartooth Gallery asked me to do some wolf paintings. Humm….there’s a controversial subject! I decided to give it a try and really had fun doing a few pieces. I felt I had to portray this wolf as the sort of scary fellow I believe he can be. Having a ranch in Montana, I can tell you that I wouldn’t be happy to see wolves here. (We did hear one once.) Regardless, I enjoyed doing this painting and hope I imparted the feeling of vulnerability one might have if you were to run into this guy at dusk in the mountains.
I also enjoyed doing this in a fairly black and white color scheme, something I don’t do often as I’m sure you may have noticed! In fact, I did a B&W study a few weeks ago, and failed miserably in that attempt. Now, another shot at it, and as with everything, there is so much to learn when trying something different. That’s what makes it fun!
“Night Stalker” is 20×20, and an oil.