Raccoon Study

Raccoon Study, (2007)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 1250, Offset on Paper
Retail Price at Issue $85
Please inquire about the availability of Artist’s Proofs
Image Size 11¾” x 8 7/8″

Interested buyers please contact Tracy Morrison (Conservation Design) at Email: aprintjock@gmail.com; Phone: 1-781-585-9871;
Located in Duxbury MA

I have long been fascinated by raccoons, so it is not difficult for me to find an excuse to draw them. I saw so many on my field trips in the United States and even in Europe (in the Bavarian Forest) that I really got to love them. The best times are when I feel the challenge to get closer and closer to the animals in my drawings. This allows me to show all the details of the faces and the fur. Background details also become more important and have to be portrayed accurately.

One could say that I make a composition with animals, the goal always being to make a nice piece of artwork, a scene that is nice to look at, telling a story, showing those simple things that happen in nature. But getting all those nice textures makes you go to the essence of every little detail, because everything in nature is important. It is portraying the cycle of life, new things coming up, other things dying out. Rocks left somewhere by a glacier, millions of years ago. Mosses and lichens around and on it, a fascinating story to tell of millions of years. No subject is greater to depict than nature.

— Carl Brenders