Sometimes keeping colors muted and values toned down creates a more interesting image. That is what I am exploring in my new series,‘Portraits in Gray’. I’m working on portraits of North American mammals primarily using various tones and values of grays and browns. The fifth painting in the series is‘Portraits in Gray – Gray Wolf’which features a gray wolf.
The wolf is the largest living member of the Canine family which also includes dogs, coyotes, dingo, fox and jackal. Native to Eurasia and North America wolves are the most specialized of the Canines for cooperative game hunting of large, hooved prey such as deer and moose. They often travel in packs consisting of a mated pair and their offspring of various ages. Pack size may range up to 24 though most packs are from 6 to 10 members. Canada has the largest population of wolves in North America. In 1995 Canadian wolves were introduced to Yellowstone National Park and Idaho. Alaska, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin also have wolves.
To see the first image in this series, 'Portraits in Gray – American Bison,'click here.
To see the second image in this series,'Portraits in Gray – Bull Moose,'click here.
To see the third image in this series,'Portraits in Gray – Bobcat,'click here.
To see the fourth image in this series, 'Portraits in Gray – Grizzly,'click here.