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 "


chickory said...

these are all wonderful; i think the bison is best because the color palette is so rich - the golden land. I stopped by to thank you for your comment on club orlov. i almost started crying reading about being wed to this land. I know its going badly here, but i cant leave my little farm. im too old and poor to leave anyway. im dealing with it in much the same ways you wrote about. I wish you, and me and all of us the powers of discernment and fortitude. best wishes to you.

lancemfoster said...

chickory, thanks for stopping by. Like you, I am too poor and old to do anything else. So I just take what the day offers, and that's good enough for me. It is ancient.

"...Imagine living out there in all that wind and ice and the only thing between you and starvation is whatever game you can take. Half the time they starved. Sometimes they'd go so long without eating they'd chew the rawhide off their snowshoes. They had a tough time of it-if them suckers had it so hard there must have been SOMEthing kept 'em going, something that kept 'em alive. And they did. They had faith."

"You mean like faith in God?"

"I mean hunter's faith. Any kind of hunter, man or beast. Wolf's got it. No matter how much his ribs are stickin' out, he's got the courage to go on, the faith that somethin's gonna turn up....You've heard that faith moves mountains. Well, it does. Gives people strength. And it gave those Kutchins strength too. Faith. 'Today I'm going to bed so hungry I could eat my dog,' they'd think, 'but tomorrow I'm gonna come across a nice fat caribou and the whole bunch of us'll have a big cook and eat till we're sick. Something'll turn up.' "

- From "Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness"