Sunday, January 3, 2010

First Pastel of 2010 - Yellowstone Wolf - Original Pastel

Yellowstone Wolf
8" x 10" (20.4cm x 25.4cm)
Pastel on Velour
$125 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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Here is my first pastel for 2010. I took the reference photo for this painting when I was in Yellowstone in 2008. I was mesmerized by the wolves at the Grizzly and Wolf Center. Their howl isn't at all like a coyote's shrill "yip" of a howl, which I have heard often, but more melodic and soft - almost haunting. It was beautiful! If I ever get the chance I want to go back to Yellowstone - it was a trip of a lifetime for me that I'll remember forever.

Psalm 11:7 (New International Version)
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.


Unknown said...

Wonderful Karen!

Carolina said...

It's such a beautiful painting, Karen! And done from a reference photo you took with your own hands, that's even better, awsome!

Unknown said...

Karen I agree with Carolina. Beautiful and wow done from your photo. that must have been awesome capturing a howling wolf.

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Sam! Thank you - I'm so glad you like it!

Hey Carolina - thanks! It is rather cool to know I actually took the reference picture. Speaking of cool - everyone in North America is cold right now - how is it there?

Hi Toni - thank you! It was awesome to take pictures like this - I had to keep remembering to take pictures instead of just watching though.

Barbara Pask said...

wow Karen, just beautiful. I probably leave the same comment every time I visit, lol. Just what comes into my head when you have a new post.