Friday, January 15, 2016

Friends of the Forest -Paint Party Friday

This drawing has the whimsical idea of the woodlands pictured as a person and the wolf as friend and defender of the forest. 

I have always loved wolves.  In fact, my senior paper was all about wolves.  Wolves live in family groups called packs. They live in dens, which are small caves or a hole dug in the ground. It shelters a mother and her pups weather and protects the little ones from animals who might want to make a snack of them.

Like human families often do, all wolves in a pack help take care of the younger ones. When the pups are very small, other pack members bring food to the mother so she does not have to leave the den. Wolf pups love to play, stalking and pouncing on each other.  Baby wolves also find toys to play with, such as bones, feathers or the skins of dead animals.

Wolves are amazing animals.  Though they can be solitary and lonely (I often feel like howling myself), I admire their loyalty to family and the friendship they share with one another. 


 Above you see my lovely model, Miss Melissa.  She is a wonderful inspiration to me.

Happy Paint Party Friday, my precious Friends.  May God bless you with joy and unexpected laughter.  Have a beautiful weekend and thank you for dropping by.  ((hugs))

11 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wolves are indeed wonderful creatures. Happy PPF, have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

luv the image. of the wolf girl letting down her hair to ensnare a wolf i bet

happy PPF

much love...

Linda Kunsman said...

Your illustration is beautiful Beth. I have always believed we have a deep connection to animal spirits. Your model is gorgeous! Wishing you joy in your heart. Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

This post reminds me of women who run with the wolves book.. Lovely illustration and model!! Really well done!!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

It's beautiful how her hair becomes the ground that the wolf is standing on. Wolves are fascinating animals I think.... Happy PPF ♥

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful piece you created.
Thank you for sharing your special spirit animal and your lovely model too!
oxo

NatashaMay said...

That is gorgeous! I love that you chose green as your primary color. :)

Jo said...

Gorgeous post, Beth. Have you read Women Who Run With Wolves?

Dea Lenihan said...

Love the wolf image. So beautiful I adore wolves and all animals. Great stuff. xo

Irene said...

Hi Beth, What a lovely tribute to your beloved wolves. I love the concept of the woodland protector.
~~ Irene

Clare Lloyd said...

Super art.