Oil on canvas (2011)
Upon getting the itch to paint shortly after lending my collection of acrylic paints to a friend, I pursued the opportunity to expand into oil paints…and what an opportunity it has been! This first piece illustrates wonderfully what I have found to be oil paint’s greatest qualities. The vibrancy of the colours, as well as the capacity to layer them simply cannot be matched by acrylics. I chose to stray from my usual model of the wolf to another majestic and elusive hunter, the jaguar. I like that the animal appears alert and curious, yet relaxed, perhaps not aware of it’s silent observer.