Some beautiful oil paintings from Christer Karlstad.
I stumbled upon his work on Booooooom! this morning. I'm always drawn to realist portraiture, especially including wildlife associated with the north. I was raised in mid-northern Ontario, (and returned for a visit this weekend), and often come back to that theme in my own artwork. There is something very melancholy and quiet about the north. It's a nice place to get away when I've been in the city for a while. It's especially beautiful this time of year.
I took some photos of some great reference out in the woods this weekend, which I'll be sure and post when I've uploaded them.