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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Timber Wolf Painting in Pastel ~ Dreaming of Eden

After today's work in the studio, I have reached that point of not wanting to work on this painting anymore for fear of turning it muddy. I am sure any painting could be worked to death, looking for further improvements, but I have to call this wolf portrait done!

The title I chose is self explanatory...I can't help but feel for the plight of the wolf since no animal has been persecuted so cruelly throughout history and continues to be to this day.

The wolf portrayed in this painting lives at Kisma Preserve , Mount Desert, Maine. He was rescued as a pup from people who were keeping him illegally and unfortunately, due to his age and tameness, could not be released back into the wild.  I had the opportunity to meet and photograph him and his cage mate last August so watch for more wolf paintings to come!


Timber Wolf Painting by Wildlife Artist Colette Theriault
"Dreaming of Eden"
~ Timber Wolf Painting~
Size: approx. 13" x 15"
Medium: pastel

11 comments:

Laurene said...

Absolutely lovely, Colette! It was a pleasure watching this come to life.

Colette Theriault said...

I appreciate you following Laurene! Thanks!!

Peter Brown said...

Very nice Colette - a great start to the year!

Colette Theriault said...

I feel relieved that I was able to complete this one before it was making it's way behind that dreaded door! Cheers Peter!

Peter Brown said...

Colette, I can no longer open the door to my art room completely as there seem to be a number of flat rectangular items wedged behind it. Needless to say, I think of you often!

Colette Theriault said...

I hope you get to work on your artwork soon Peter. I know that listening to music is often the push I need to get my creative juices flowing...but then, I have to work on something that my brain says it wants to.

Doreen Cross said...

It's beautiful Colette and I hope the tame wolf lives on happily.

hmuxo said...

Congratulations! This portrait of this wolf is outstanding!! Perfectly painted and "Dreaming of Eden" is such a perfect title. I look forward to another wolf painting in the future!!

Colette Theriault said...

Doreen and Hilda, your comments are truly appreciated!

Susanna Treichler said...

So peaceful....very beautiful work!

Colette Theriault said...

I appreciate your comment Susanna; thanks for visiting!