Watercolor Animal Paintings
My approach with watercolors is interpretive in nature. As a result, these paintings take into consideration my spiritual connection to the animal referencing their spirit, not necessarily their true appearance. Created very loosely and spontaneously, they are brought to life fairly quickly with lots of movement and interpretation, keeping the paintings energetic and light.
Wildlife Artist Eric Sweet
I’ve always felt a deep spiritual connection to animals. For me, nature has always been the gateway to spiritual and emotional peace and the animal world has been my vehicle. Consequently, painting is my way of deepening this very personal relationship. My relationship to the animal spirit is the driving force behind my work and my sole motivation.
Oil Animal Paintings
My approach with oils continues to be spiritual in nature. While this is true, I hope to highlight the beauty of the animal as it is, without the possibility of becoming overwhelmed or distracted by intense color or abstraction. With this in mind, I generally paint using a dry brush technique or traditional painting methods to capture a more realistic portrayal of each spirit.