animals, oil paint, Oil Paints, Wild Animals

Red Wolf

The red wolf is a canine native to the southeastern United States. Morphologically it is intermediate between the coyote and gray wolf, and is very closely related to the eastern wolf of eastern Canada. The red wolf is the world’s most endangered wolf. There are only an estimated 35 or fewer wild red wolves, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature classifies them as critically endangered.

At the time of painting this beautiful creature it seems there are only 10 left in the wild. I do so hope that they grow in numbers and can survive.

This is painted in oil paints on 30 x 40 cm canvas. It was a joy to do. With love and respect for this gorgeous animal – lest we forget.

Red Wolf (endangered)

Hippo Protection.

I was so sad to hear that the hippos are becoming an endangered species. This picture is my tribute to these magnificent creatures. It’s oil paint on 50 x 60 cm canvas.

Hippos are being pushed towards extinction by an insatiable demand for their long ivory canine teeth. Unregulated hunting for their meat, skin, and teeth, combined with shrinking habitats and increased hippo-human conflict have lead to a decline in populations across Africa. The primary threat to both hippopotamus species (common hippo and the pygmy hippo) are habitat loss and deforestation.