Snakes on Display

I am proud to say that these snakes were purchased by the International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico to be used as display. These were all painted on natural stones found near my home in North Central Washington State. The set includes a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, a Burmese Python, a Rough Green Snake, a San Francisco Garter Snake and a Copperhead. I love to paint snakes for their wonderful textures and patterns. Being detail-oriented, I work hard to make them as realistic as possible. Each and every scale is individually hand painted and I use highlighting and shading to add depth. I prefer to use natural stones found locally because they are plentiful and free and because they offer interesting shapes that can be used to define particular areas of the subject at hand. It is amazing to me how a lowly rock found along a country road can be made into something so beautiful with a little paint, time and patience.

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