This pert young Chipmunk was photographed through Aleta Karstad's kitchen window, and then painted into the scene as she did her first plein air oil of the season, sitting with her back against the outside wall of the kitchen. Enlarged from her 6 x 6 inch original, Aleta offers this striking print on stretched canvas, ready to hang in that small, cozy space, or framable, to make a larger statement of incorrigible Chipmunkness in your room. You can read Aleta's journal of the time and place, at https://bit.ly/2KwG85b
• 20.5 mil thick poly-cotton blend canvas
• Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
• Matte finish coating
I’ve really bonded to this mama Snapping Turtle - she’s got me thinking about the lives of turtles, their vulnerabilities and hardships. Read my blog post at https://karstaddailypaintings.blogspot.com/?m=1
Painting on the ice, a creek scene to celebrate my Birthday
Just finished the second of three paintings started en plein air at the DRAW 2018 artists retreat on the Dumoine River, Quebec. See my blog about this one at https://karstaddailypaintings.blogspot.com/?m=1 54w
Portrait of two of my favourite biologists. Fred and I just back from BiotaNB in New Brunswick - “Resident Artist” for the 9th year running.