This series of six original wolf paintings wraps up my intensive focus on wolf symbols in folklore. Each of these paintings is for sale in my shop (or you can click on the image to go directly to each listing).
The Tale of Two Wolves
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed.
Wolf Strangers: Thanksgiving Scene
Wolves are often pegged as outsiders and strangers…the “other”…one who is not like me. I think, however, that there is a bit of the wolf in all of us, for better or worse. We are all capable of being vicious or nurturing.
In most Native American cultures, wolves are associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting. Wolves were generally revered by Aboriginal Canadians that survived by hunting, but were thought little of by those that survived through agriculture. [source]
50% sales from this painting will be donated to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe DAPL Donation Fund.
Wolves are often used to symbolize warriors. Here the wolf is depicted as a soldier, our modern day “warrior” equivalent.
A wolf is considered a fiercely loyal creature.
Even though wolves are pack animals, culturally speaking, we see them as loners, existing on the fringes of society.
Thank you for following along with my wolf paintings!
When I started my Animal Archetypes project in November, my intention was to do a painting each day and focus on a new animal each month. Well…as you can tell, it took me 2 months to complete all my wolf paintings, and I was never able to do any paintings for the animal I’d intended to focus on in December (deer)!
Moving forward, I will still focus on an animal each month, but instead of doing a painting every single day, I will simply try to paint as frequently as possible. I hope you keep following along!
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