Friday, 13 November 2009

Return of the Grizzly

Some of you may remember this guy from earlier posts. Grizzly bear fishing for salmon on an Alaskan river. I've had this canvas sitting at home for a few months now and have finally got round to finishing him off (I think). As I don't have any new exhibitions coming up for the rest of the year I've decided to take a punt and put the chap up for online auction. EEK! Don't do this very often but occasionally have made some good sales when I've least expected it, so what the heck. If he doesn't sell I may take him back to the easel and do some more work in readiness for the new year's round of exhibtions.

Anyhow, if you would like to check out the auction you can see it here - The Fisherman - Grizzly Bear

Sunday, 8 November 2009

A Not So Common Lizard

Discovered this little chap hiding under the draught excluder in the front room the other night - a very cold and sleepy common lizard
We've had a number of others of his ilk visit us in the wee small hours over the years, several of these have unfortunately turned up dead and once I even stepped on a recently deceased individual whilst I was heading for the fridge in the dark, but this is the first one we've managed to capture on camera. Admittedly the photo is pretty terrible, but it was difficult to focus the camera whilst holding the little guy at the same time! Anyway, you get the idea.
After the photocall he started to warm up a little so I took him outside to the safety of a small woodpile away from predators and small, determined dogs.