Victor Blakey Art

wildlife gallery

Wildlife Gallery

Victor Blakey -- Living on Cougar Time

Living on Cougar Time

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Broken Fences

Broken Fences

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Resting in the Jungle

Resting in the Jungle

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

The mighty jaguar once could be found from Argentina all the way up to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This jaguar was painted in his natural jungle habitat and appears to be at rest in the grass.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought

Oil on Canvas -- 40" x 30" x 1"

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- One in the Herd

One in the Herd

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Perfect Landing

Perfect Landing

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

These beautiful birds are North America's most common hawks. They are found all over the continent. They are keen-eyed and efficient hunters. Red-tails prefer open areas, such as fields or deserts, with high perching places nearby from which they can watch for prey.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Standing In the Shadows

Standing In the Shadows

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Two Brothers

Two Brothers

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 36" x 1"

These two timber wolves were painted with several shades of gray and a hint of blackish brown. Painting an animal that is fury takes lots of time and lots of patients. To render a high degree of realism, I continue layering with thin washes.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Vigilant Wolf

Vigilant Wolf

Oil on Canvas -- 18" x 24" x 1"

SOLD

Native Americans believed in man's brotherhood with the wolf. I felt this kinship as I painted this elusive animal. After many layers of loose oils of similar shades of burnt sienna, this wolf appeared cautiously on my canvas.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Independent

Independent

Oil on Canvas -- 18" x 24" x 2"

This old lion appears comfortable in his habitat. Using many layers of thin oil, I was able to transform him from real life to a canvas.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Deep in the Woods

Deep in the Woods

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

I have painted this lone wolf walking through his natural surroundings, camouflaged by the dark woods which are vital for hiding from both predator and prey.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- White Tail Deer

White Tail Deer

Oil on Canvas -- 40" x 30" x 1.5"

Large oil painting of white tail deer cautiously forging a meal in the lush forest of East Texas. Many layers of oil to achieve all the various colors of the trees and under brush.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Rampage

Rampage

Large Oil on Ampersand -- 40" x 30" x 2.0"

I try to tie my paintings together with multi layers of thin oil washes using light and shadows effectively while developing mood and atmosphere. This old elephant is thrashing through the briers and the Acacia trees kicking up dust.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 2"

Large brown bear living in his natural habitat. Painted with a dry brush technique using burnt sienna and short brush stokes to achieve the scruffy fur and wild look.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- The Night Stalker

The Night Stalker

Oil on Ampersand -- 24" x 18" x 1.5"

SOLD

The gray wolf once nearly disappeared from the lower 48 states, today wolves have returned to the North American West to stalk their nightly prey. I used many shades of gray, burnt sienna and raw umber thinly applied with many layers.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Are You Looking At Me

Are You Looking At Me

Oil on Canvas -- 20" x 16" x 1.5"

Red and blue parrot sitting on a tree limb appearing to dominate the entire forest where he resides.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Tiger in the Grass

Tiger In The Grass

Oil on Canvas -- 20" x 16" x 2"

Hiding in an emerald forest, this tiger is watching with his piercing eyes.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Wolf Amid The Aspen Trees

Wolf Amid The Aspen Trees

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 2"

A Mexican gray wolf concealing himself behind the Aspen trees on a wintry day in the New Mexico wilderness. Silvery white blend of blues and grays were used to convey the cold landscape.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- The Head of State

The Head of State

Oil on Canvas -- 48" x 36" x 1"

Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called prides. Prides are family units that may include up to three males, but this male stands head and shoulders above all others.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- The Mating Call

The Mating Call

Oil on Ampersand -- 40" x 30" x 2"

Elk are among the most vocal members of the deer family. Cows bark alarm signals, calves bleat and squeal, and bulls bugle.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Eyes on You

Eyes On You

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 2"

This beautiful Amur Leopard was painted in varying shadows of Cadmium Orange and he subtly appears out of a warm mid-tone color. My main focus in this painting was his piercing eyes.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Pack Leader

Pack Leader

Oil on Ampersand -- 20" x 18" x 2"

SOLD

This lanky predator emerged from a brownish gray under painting that I developed with multiple shades of raw umber and cerulean blue. Eyes of steely blue gray was a result of these colors blended with linseed oil and eggs washes.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Freedom Symbol

Freedom Symbol

Oil on Canvas -- 20" x 16" x 1"

Painting of a close up of a majestic Bald Eagle depicting America's best symbol.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Fawn

Fawn

Oil on Canvas -- 16" x 20" x 1"

SOLD

This small fawn successfully hiding in the weeds was photographed by my nephew while deer hunting in South Texas.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Danger in the Grass

Danger in the Grass

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 30" x 2"

This predatory animal is silently sneaking through the grass. The dominant color used to create the image was yellow ocher. The environment was rendered with large loose brush strokes to create the illusion of brush in which to hide and attack his prey.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 1"

This great nomadic animal was once almost extinct but now back grazing on the great plains and I found it my artistic duty to capture his magnificent face on canvas. Using many layers of thin oil, I was able to transform him from real life to a canvas.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Siberian Tiger

Siberian Tiger

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 2"

According to the National Geographic, Siberian (or Amur) tigers are the world's largest cats. They live primarily in eastern Russia's birch forests, though some exist in China and North Korea. They are on the brink of extinction which calls for me as an artist, to place him in a painting that will last for decades.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 2"

I used many shades of grays with subtle raw umber blended together with light brush strokes. This painting conveys a solitary mood of one of our most mysterious predators.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

Oil on Canvas -- 28" x 22" x 3/4"

Though the Mexican Gray wolf was once numbered in the thousands, these wolves were wiped out in the U.S. by the mid-1970s, with just a handful existing in zoos. The Mexican gray wolf was listed as endangered under the Ecological Society of America in 1976.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Easing Through the Grass

Easing Through the Grass

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 30" x 2"

This leopard just finished off his prey while hunting in his natural habitat, the grasslands of the Savannah.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Standing Guard

Standing Guard

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 48" x 1"

A Mexican Gray wolf found in rocky mountainous areas of the western states. This male stands tall to protect his territory. This rock is his rock.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Cold Feet

Cold Feet

Oil on Canvas -- 24" x 18" x 1"

Oil on canvas of a Bobcat found in the northern part of New Mexico. Painting his fur was a challenge with so many shades of gray and brown, putting a cute face and tufted ears on this animal that still remains a predator.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- On the Prowl-Cougar

"On the Prowl" Cougar

Oil on Canvas -- 36" x 24" x 1"

Sleek and graceful, cougars are solitary and secretive. Urban development has encroached into their natural habitat, and now they are often spotted by hikers and joggers in the suburbs of large cities. This cougar was seen in the rocky area west of Austin, Texas. He could be living in your neighborhood.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Live Free

Live Free

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

Shedding his dark past, this buffalo emerges through a cloud of dusty amber to freely roam the Great Plains once again.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Fearsome Beast

Fearsome Beast

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

Painting this bear took forever because of the massive amount fur and long hairs on him. Using mostly Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre, his face finally appeared before me. Grizzly bears, large and dangerous, are common in Canada and Alaska, but can be found in Yellowstone Park and in northwestern Montana. Even though they eat almost any type of vegetation, they will kill wildlife and livestock making him feared and very unpopular with local ranchers, hikers, and campers.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Big Horn

Big Horn

Oil on Canvas -- 40" x 30" x 1"

Bighorn males, called rams, are famous for their large, curled horns. These impressive growths are a symbol of status and a weapon used in epic battles across the Rocky Mountains according to National Geographic.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Danger in the Dark

Danger in the Dark

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 40" x 1"

The mountain lion is also known as the cougar, puma, panther, and catamount, and is the largest wildcat in North America.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Pretty Boy

Pretty Boy

Oil on Canvas -- 30" x 24" x 1"

This young wolf is patiently sitting in a patch of underbrush waiting on an unsuspecting meal.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)

Victor Blakey -- Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

Oil on Canvas -- 20" x 24" x 1"

The Red Fox is known as the largest of the fox species. It is also the one most people are familiar with. They do have a gorgeous red coloring to them where their name comes from. They can also be shades of orange and brown too. Some have shiny coats and is a nice glimmer as they move around. Her pointed ears provide very good hearing ability.

(Limited Edition giclee prints available for this painting.)