Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Grizzly Bear Painting on the Go

Latest oil painting is coming along. I'm about midway through this one, plenty more work to go on the rushing water, the trout and the bear's fur. Good fun though, watch this space...
No home for this one yet, so if you are interested in purchasing feel free to contact me at joelmerriner@hotmail.com

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Hitchhiking Wildlife

There we were driving back from the bright lights of Liskeard(!) the other day when out of the corner of our vision we spotted a small four-legged red chap poised at the edge of the road - a stoat. For a few seconds he loitered there, maybe thinking of thumbing a lift to Bodmin moor, or maybe just considering dashing across the road(dangerous), and then he turned super-quick, flashed his tail defiantly, thumbed his nose at passing motorists and disappeared into the hedgerow. Superb.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Follow in my footprints!

You can now Follow my bizarre ramblings on this blog by clicking on the handy little icon at the top of the sidebar

Ahh what more could you want.........

New wildlife art website on the way

I'm in the process of designing a new website which will showcase my past and present work, biography, creative process etc. I'm hoping to provide checkout facilities via paypal so people can purchase artwork direct from the site. Shouldn't be too long until it's underway and I will post links from this blog.

Grizzly Fisherman

Obviously (at the moment) we've no wild bears living in the UK any more - we have medieval hunters, farmers, landowners, trappers and bear baiters to thank for that - so the closest I've got lately to a grizzly bear has been via E4 channels Grizzly Season of tv programmes. Very interesting it was too and this has inspired my latest painting which will depict a very large grizzly bear fishing for salmon in a fast flowing alaskan river.

I'm at the underpainting stage of this one with the main bulk of light and shade blocked in using fast drying acrylic which gives a good base on which to build up the layers of oil paint I will be slapping on in the next few days.

Watch this space for in progress pictures, I will keep you posted.