This month’s featured gallery is Animal & Wildlife Art, easily one of our most-populous galleries at EBSQ. Throughout April, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of our most popular animal artists:
Robert Wolverton Jr.
First of all I like to get inspiration from the things I like to do, which is fishing, camping, mountain biking, etc. I like to observe all the animals that you see and watch just how funny and people like they are. When painting my fish I try to transport myself to that stream and hear the babble of the brook and the smell of honeysuckle and the chirping of the birds. When I paint my pet portraits (usually dogs) I try to get to meet the pup if possible and get to see them in action. Capturing their attitude and spirit is important, this can be done as well by the owner’s description. All animals are different, just like people, and I like to focus on the individuality of each animal. The best part of painting wildlife is actually not the painting itself but the time spent getting inspiration in the outdoors. – Robert Wolverton Jr.
p.s. take a kid fishing
Animals are pure. No inhibitions. No affectations. They communicate with their eyes and their bodies; no language needed. When we take the time to be still and watch, there is much to learn from these wonderfully intuitive creatures. – Evie Anderson
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