"Peshtigo River Grouse"
oil  16" x 20" 


This represents a transition for me in my wildlife imagery.  Striving to find some continuity in my developing plein air landscape painting style with the introduction of wildlife subjects.  Not so much portraitist portrayal of wildlife so common in that genre, but a more inclusive scene that marriages the two more naturally.

These ruffed grouse no doubt have been disturbed by an unfamiliar sound approaching and are taking no chances.  Flight to the other side of the river is sure to bring them to safety.


© 2003 Larry Seiler