Jackson Hole Wildlife Painting

It’s finished! I painted this 6 1/2’ x 9’ painting in place. It was a fun project, a long project, and I’m happy with the way it works in our entry space. 

I finished it in time for photos to be taken of our house and the art in our home for Homestead Magazine. And I have to say, it was great to have a deadline! Having a deadline really pushed me to work on this painting 6 or 7 or more hours each day. I’m always happy after all the work is done and I can sit back and be pleased with the final result. (There are plenty of times I’m not pleased with the final painting and those paintings are stuck in my supply closet with their faces to the wall. Or sliced and thrown in the trash.)

This project was engaging the whole way through. I had never painted anything quite this large before. As it worked I had to solve problems, which is great because it keeps me engaged in the painting, and the final painting shows traces of those struggles. I like to see traces of struggles – things I had to wipe out or move or repaint – I think that shows the paintings story.

I eventually printed this design on tote bags and backpacks and they are for sale in stores in Jackson Hole. You can see them on my SHOP page.


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