Living in Alaska part time, I love the wildlife there. It is quite normal to see bears and their cubs in the wild. But in the last few years, it has become quite normal to see bears in the city too. Sometimes when my husband and I are out driving around in the country, we will just stop the car and watch little cubs playing and climbing trees, or mother bears rolling around in the grass and grazing on luscious foliage.
This is my 20th Sneak Peek painting. I enjoyed this painting because of the bright colors and interesting mountains. Painting wildlife is difficult for me but I keep pushing myself because I really do love it. If you would like to see the steps I took to paint this, visit my website, mymagicbrushes.com and click on the Sneak Peek page.
Have a fabulous day, and blessing, Yovette
Mischievous Bear Cubs
Fur Rendezvous is over for 2013, and what a week it was! There were activities all over town, and our Anchorage Senior Center was one of the most active. One of those activities was the Art Snow which lasted a week and I am thrilled to say that I took second place in the oil and acrylic division. My paintings were titled “Cooking Lessons” which took the ribbon, and “Going Home” one of my personal favorites. When the show was over, we had a Meet the Artist day when people could meet and talk with the artists. Great food and Dessert was served. We all had a great time!
Photo of Artwork
Not only did they have the art contest at the center, they also had a seafood buffet, Pioneer Dinner Stories, clothing contests, stamp show, scale model exhibition, swap and shop, and much more. I think it must be the busiest week of the year and one of the most fun!
You can view the painting “Going Home” in progress on my website www.mymagicbrushes.com this week. Just click on the Sneak Peek page. It’s something fun I do so that people can follow my artwork step by step.
Have a blessed day! Yovette
The Old Waterwheel is my Sneak Peek #16. It was great fun doing this painting because it started out as a summer painting with an all green and brown background.Then after the under painting was done, I decided that up here in Alaska, it is winter! So I completely changed my original thought, and it became a winter scene.
You can view this and many more paintings on my website mymagicbrushes.com
Have a blessed day, Yovette
Sneak Peek #14, Buffalo on the Point was a fun painting to do because it was not ordinary. It was not painted on a canvas, it was done on a rock. The finished painting is sitting in my greenhouse in Alaska, a perfect place for it!
The idea come from being at our summer cabin, and watching the buffalo come down the hills to give birth to their young. They do this every spring and then head back up to the mountains in the fall. There are usually around 50 or more of them.
This painting is done in acrylic, and not for sale. It is just for your viewing pleasure.
I have started a new sneak peek #15 on my website. You can read the story of each photo on the sneak peek page of my website at: http://www.mymagicbrushes.com
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SUMMER IN ALASKA? I think not!
Seems as though it could only happen here! While the lower 48 is having record breaking heat waves and fires, up here we are having record lows and cold. Even standing outside doing my sun dance has not worked…Click to enlarge photos.
Snow in July 1
last winter in Alaska we broke a record for the most snow ever recorded. Guess the weather guy has not yet figured out that this is supposed to be summer. So much for a beautiful tan this year! Instead of my swim suit, I am wearing my fur parka and Alaska mukluks!
Snow in July 2