Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cougar and Ponderosa Pine

A cougar's surly glare on a nice winter's day along the Continental Divide in the mountains near Helena. The cougar picks its way in the melting snow, among Ponderosa pines growing a little higher in elevation because of the sunny southern aspect of the mountain slope. Across the valley the slopes at a similar elevation are covered with Douglas-fir because they face the cooler northern aspect and the snow stays longer there too.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wildlife Art, by Lance M. Foster

I enjoy making realistic wildlife art too. Here are some examples. 

American Bison (Bison bison)
oil, 8 1/2 x 11 in.

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)
Colored pencil, 8 1/2 x 11 in.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Watercolor,  17 x 20 in.

American Bobcat (Felis rufus) aka (Lynx rufus)
Colored pencil, 10 x 12 "

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


This is the finished "Timberline" painting I was working on in the newspaper article.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Chexita Ichexi Ch'ehi

Morning Prayer

Prehistoric Peacemaking

This is an oil painting I did a number of years ago. It portrays two precontact Native American groups in Montana, ready for war, but choosing to make peace instead. The large shields which covered more of the body were used previous to the introduction of the horse.

Monday, February 22, 2010

1996 Mural in Nigeria

The proprietor of Ewe Nla (Yoruba language for "Big Leaf") and me in 1996. I was working on an environmental sanitation research project, and staying with Mike and Mary Warren in the town of Ara, Oyo State, Nigeria. I painted this mural (this is just a portion) using charcoal and bits of leftover house paint, as a favor for the Warrens and the town. The woman is a Mami Wata (river goddess).

Ioway Straight Dancer

A color sketch I did for my cousin Mike Graalfs the other day.