Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


I have been developing the rocks. I want them finished, before I start painting the wolves.
I might add some distant muskox', I decide later.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


I have started working on the rocks near the wolves.

It is my intention to emphasize the waste, harsh landscape and to express a feeling of how these strong, magnificent animals live.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


I have been working a little more on the painting.
Defined more in the mountains and started the ground that is the vista view from where the wolves stands.

The pic is a bit too dark compared to the original.

Wildlife in your home






Do you want a brown bear, a zebra, a lion, or another wild animal right there in your home?

Then you might look for animal art that excites you! Many of my artworks can easily be yours as prints.

That way you can also have as many horses, dogs and cats as you like.

I create beautiful, visual stories about wonderful animals, and I hope, you find something you will love.

By surrounding ourselves with images and things that appeal to us, we feel good.

I want to decorate walls with images that viewers will love.

In my graphite-drawings, I show the best of realism. In my colored artwork, you can see realistic colorful animals, as well as more imaginative colors.
To draw and paint is my passion. My greatest inspiration and favorite motifs are animals and nature.
I love animals and I am fascinated by the wonderful nuances of shapes, colors, textures and patterns found in nature.

Links to my print webshops:

FineArt America

Imagekind

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tundra Kingdom I


I have started painting the picture, and decided to call it Tundra Kingdom. It is a quite experimental project, and I have started painting the distant mountains.

The line across, is just because 2 photos are merged.
I am very excited if this painting will succeed the way I imagine.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Preparing for a new piece


Finally - after 16 days! away from the drawingtable - I have started preparing a new piece. Just everyday life and my usual struggle to start up on new stuff, was getting in the way and causing this pause.
I am planning to do an acrylic painting of wolfes in a landscape. I have been working on thumbnail sketches, finding my reference material and starting to draw the layout. I will be working on acrylic paper in A3 size.
I might make changes from the thumb, already changed the wolfe-poses, so that the standing wolf at right, will be laying as the one in the middle.
I haven't painted acrylic realism for a while, so I am eager to start. If I succeed, I think the title of this will be "Tundra Kingdom I". The I, as I do have reference for more than one painting. Well, we'll see about that.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Why I draw and paint wildlife



I have always had an interest in and facination of wildlife. From an early age, I loved books about wildlife, and I collected different sort of cards showing wildlife.

Wildlife are a everlasting source of inspiration and my to-do list is long. My favorites are mammals, but I also draw birds and reptiles.

I love trips to zoos, and luckily I live in not too long a distance from several. I also like to watch animalprograms. I support several organisations that help animals to survive in their inviroment, and can only urge you to do the same. It is a disaster each time a species are distinct.

I had several commissions drawing animals and wildlife is possible to commission too. When time admits, I open op for new commissions - keep an eye on the site and my news.

I draw and paint my own compositions too.

Several of the drawings can be yours as a print or an original - follow the links on top of the page.

See more in my wildlifegallery


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Webgalleries

I have made some changes in my j-album.
Realistic animals have their seperate albums and coloristic animals/artwork now has an album itself. And the an abstract album is added.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Webgallery



My artwork are on display at my webalbum: http://lenedau.jalbum.net/

See it all in one place
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You have an overview with thumbnail images. Enlarge the individual images. Play a slideshow or click forward yourself.

Enjoy :)

Why I draw and paint cats





CATS

I find cats such entertaining and interesting animals. I like very much to draw and paint them, even its limited how many I have done so far. More are on my to-do list!

I became a cat-owner myself in 2004, due to my daughters wish. So now we have a group of charming cat-personalities in the house.

If you are interested in commissions - keep an eye on my site, when time admits, I open op for new commissions.

I also draw and paint my own compositions with cats.

Some of the artwork can be bought as prints, see tabs above.

catgallery

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Competition finished


The competition to win a print of the koala bear drawing are finished.

The winner was chosen by a random number and is: Katrin Julius. Congratulations Katrin.

Thank you very much to all who participated. I hope you will join in, next time too.

I love this


I started the "I love this"-posts in january 2011, and will make a montly post with a couple of "I love this" drawings or paintings. Why not applaude something you really admire and love to look at :) Enjoy! As I cannot copy-paste other artists work, I have placed a link on the title.


"GB Jac" graphite drawing by Iris Kriks. I admire this dramatic and action-filled drawing. The movement and wonderful rendering of the horses + an unusual composition makes it a great drawing. And the black is really black!
"Quetzal" acrylic painting by Eric Wilson. Looking at this painting is like stepping right into the rainforest - it has a magical feel to it, dragging you in. Amazing to have all those green colors working this fine, and of cause the bird is an excellent focal spot. I can almost hear the sounds of the jungle in this artwork.