Raccoon Portrait

raccoon-portrait
Raccoon Portrait
2016
Acrylic on canvas
This is part of a series of “Animal Portraits” featuring animals that can be found around Indiana. I wanted to introduce people to the local flora and fauna, while also elevating them. It is very easy to treat small animals as pests, as intruders who should be eliminated. But I would argue they play a very important role in supporting our ecosystems.
I know they can be a pain if they are tearing up your trash bags, but just look at his little face!

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White River

White River

White River

Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 12″
Sarah Wright 2016

Last fall I spent the day at Holiday Park in Indianapolis, IN taking photos. I took a few of the White River that I really enjoyed and decided to use them as the subject of my first landscape painting. This was truly a learning experience as my focus is generally on the foreground, while I ignore the background.