This design was based on a variety of elements of nature. Specifically included were antlers, corn braids, feathers, fish scales, trees, mountains, and leaves. The main design focusses on the wolf eyes and snout while incorporating owl like features around the eyes.
I thoroughly enjoyed completing this 18 x 24 inch landscape. I had the opportunity to visit this site many times during this summer. I began this piece by sketching many different compositions while sitting at the banks of this lake. In the studio I used this information as well as reference photos to complete this piece. I wanted this piece to feel warm and so I primed the canvas with a mixture of bright yellow and rubine red. The image unfolded as I placed layer after layer of paint.