Oil on Stretched Canvas - 24 Inches x 30 Inches
Sixth painting in my “Allure of Alaska” series ...... This is a new friend I made while in Alaska (wish I could remember his name). He is an Alaskan Husky Sled Dog … the highly valuable dog of choice for world-class dog sled racing sprint competition. The Alaskan Huskies are known for their ability to fulfill the demanding performance standards of dogsled racing. Husky breeders look for dogs with an instinctive desire to pull long and hard through the toughest conditions. I was most impressed with how all the dogs at the facility reacted when their handlers began to prepare their sled and harnesses. They immediately went from a state of peace and tranquility to total pandemonium in their anticipation of being selected to run.|
The setting for my painting is along the Inside Passage between Ketchikan and Skagway. The beautiful mountains, rocks and water are enhanced by the bright light and heavy shadows from the early morning sun.