Tundra Summit – Arctic Wolves by Carl Brenders

Canis lupus

I had been looking for a good subject for a painting of unusual size for a long time. It is not so common in the classical art world to crop the subject of a painting, but in a long, horizontal piece, one can. I see it as a new vision of composition. Paintings of wolves in landscapes are nice, but they have already been seen so many times. I wanted to concentrate on the spirit of the arctic wolf and feel myself a part of the pack, discussing a strategy for our next hunt. Having fantasies such as these helps to create more uncommon paintings.

Although quite limited in the painting, the background is very important in this scene. It is typical tundra scenery, and it must tell the viewer about the habitat of these magnificent white creatures.

— Carl Brenders