Maple Leith Long-Tailed Weasel In Banff

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Long-Tailed Weasel In Banff

24h x 20w
Acrylic
Price: $950
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A Long-Tailed Weasel in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Though weasels are common, I had not seen one before this day. This weasel was not accustomed to humans, and was as curious about me as I was of it. It crawled up the tree beside me, and stood on a couple of branches in order to reach an optimal viewpoint. The animal’s curiosity made taking its photograph - and choosing this image for a painting - very easy. 

Of note in this work is the influence of Emily Carr. Carr is one of Canada's greatest painters, and is known for her depictions of the landscapes of British Columbia. The light blue-green carefree colours of the background were chosen with a clear thought of how Carr might finish this work.

Tourists for all over the world come to Banff to play in the mountains, hot springs, rivers and ski resorts. The mountains, wildlife and wide open spaces are a part of how Canadians see ourselves, just as the national animal - the beaver - is part of our identity. It is through these ideals that I express the appreciation that I have for, and what it means to me to be Canadian.

All of the animals that I paint I have seen, as I work from my own photography.

Please note:
1. This work is finished with five layers of varnish to protect it from UV light and dust.
2. The work does not come framed, but the edges are both painted white and varnished.
3. A wire is pre-installed and the work is ready to hang.
4. My signature appears on the front of the work and my Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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Canada, V0B 1M0

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