I had the opportunity to branch out and explore a new subject. Long highly regarded in Europe, hunting boars, or wild hogs have quickly become a trending sport in this country. I approached this painting with personal experience of their extreme intelligence and craftiness. They present a true challenge for even the most seasoned.
The main boar's lineage is from European boars imported for hunting in the early 1900's. I took artistic liberty purely for effect.
I had a terrific time painting this and was completely satisfied by its marriage to the frame. I'm honored my endeavor was recognized by Texas Outdoors Journal. They placed it on the cover of their May 2022 issue.
𝑴𝒊𝒅𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔 ©2022 oil/board 14" x 11"
Painter of western wildlife and landscapes, constantly seeking to balance impressionism and realism sans trickery. Brian works as a full time artist in Central Texas. Exhibited at Rockwell Museum, Briscoe Museum, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and National Museum of Wildlife Art.