Tiger Whitehead – III

There is still some minor touch-up required (the water around the big bear most obviously) and of course it needs a frame, but I think this is coming along quite nicely. You can click it to zoom in to a higher resolution version (although it looks better in person — my camera just can’t capture the subtle tone gradients, as well as the fact that you can’t really get just how textured it is).

To those who’ve been asking I’ll probably set up an online shop for both originals and prints soon. Thank you for the support in this!



  1. count me in for a print.

    Monday, April 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Permalink
  2. lilangel311 wrote:

    Why don’t you also sell some type of flash art? I know it’s not very original if we all buy the same piece but that would be amazing. I would get the work done as soon as I would get it in the mail.

    Monday, April 28, 2008 at 11:52 pm | Permalink
  3. Han wrote:

    Haha, I love this…it has this innocent charm to it that feels really premodern, a world where the gun and the milk bottle can be displayed side by side as necessary tools for nurturing and livelihood, and man and creature will feed off eachother but understand the nature of that relationship.

    Out of interest, do you use an acrylics medium to get the paint so textured?

    Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:54 am | Permalink
  4. Gorgeous painting Shannon, I love it.

    Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 4:26 pm | Permalink
  5. Shannon wrote:

    Han — I don’t use mediums most of the time. I used to, but I don’t these days. To additionally accentuate the texture, I prep the canvas/wood in advance with a very heavy underlayer (which does often contain medium — as well as texturing agents). I also use “sludge” to build up that texture — https://tri-art.ca/en/products/sludge/

    Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 6:58 pm | Permalink
  6. suzanne wrote:

    That cottage look like a Yert. Its pretty and idyllic but that mother bear is making me nervous.

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 6:59 pm | Permalink
  7. Andrew Whitehead wrote:

    I love the painting , Tiger Whitehead was my great great grandfarther. He operated a gristmill besides being a bear hunter , He was named tiger after a traveling circus lost a tiger and commisioned him to hunt it down , He broght it back from the the thickly forsted mountains of east tennessee in just a few short days alive. By the way there is one inaccuracy with the painting sally nursed a bear cub and two fawns on her very own brest. Is is written on her toumbstone.

    Monday, July 7, 2008 at 10:58 pm | Permalink
  8. Mary hill wrote:

    Hi my name is Mary hill I’m wondering do you have a real photo of tiger whitehead because my mother was a chambers than she married a whitehead .i know that tiger whitehead had four brothers John, carter , Thomas , David . I do have a picture of them . But I really never seen a photo of tiger .if you do have a photo of him if you could please send me a copy I would appreciate it very much thank you . Here’s my address 118 penny lane . Sterling va 20164 .

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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