Animals & Nature

Oil Painting Gallery

Contact the Perkowitz Art Studio with any questions or to purchase the original oil paintings shown here. Custom prints are also available.

"Brown Owl"

 

30" x 30" | $2400

Oil on canvas

 

"The piercing gaze of the brown owl captures the viewer's attention."

 

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"The Hare at Night "

 

36" x 36" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"This guy – a direct brother to The Desert hare – was my second attempt to express a particular image that was floating around in my head. When her emerged, he was as much a pleasant surprise to me as I hope he is to you."

 

"Buttercup"

 

36" x 36" | $1000

Oil on canvas

 

"Buttercup is the first of my series of European Hereford cows. I met them all on a recent trip to Germany and Austria."

 

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"Daisey"

 

36" x 36" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"Before Daisey came off my brush, if you had told me that a cow could be a spiritual experience, I would not have believed you. This is about as close to a religious painting as I will ever do."

"The Spirit Moo-ves First"

 

8" x 10" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"I was asked for a small painting for a special charity action with the theme 'The Spirit Moves First' so I went back and visited Daisey."

"Big Mike"

 

36" x 36" | $1000

Oil on canvas

 

"I'd like to find Mike a nice home on display at a good steak house. It just seems appropriate."

 

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"Duke"

 

36" x 36" | $1000

Oil on canvas

 

"The final entry in my series of European Hereford cattle."

 

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"OSO"

 

24" x 30" | $1000

Oil on canvas

 

"A friend of mine is a photographer who does horse portraits. When I saw the original photo of Oso looking at the camera, I asked if I could paint him."

 

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"SLICK"

 

18" x 24" | $400

Oil on canvas

 

"Wise old Slick was the long time companion of a family friend. When she suggested I should paint one of the prettier horses at the stable, I said no, Slick is just fine."

 

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"THE CHASE"

 

24" x 24" | $800

Oil on canvas

 

"A cheetah vs. an African hare, there is a reason the hare looks so worried."

 

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"Rooster 83"

 

36" x 36" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"This original can be viewed at Roost83 Restaurant, 116 S. US Route 83 in Grayslake, Illinois ."

 

 

"Brown Bear at Night"

 

20" x 20" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"Here's another face that popped off the canvas at me while I was painting. I used so many color's of 'brown,' but they all merged together."

 

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"Thoughtful Owl"

 

30" x 30" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"This colorful owl represents changing moods and thoughts."

 

"Snowy Owl at Night"

 

30" x 24" | $900

Oil on canvas

 

"This is the third in my unintended "at night" series. There is something about an some animals the makes them more at home at night."

 

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"The Silver Hare"

 

36" x 24" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"Everyone who sees him says he is a bunny, but he is actually a wild hare. A very young wild hare, but still a hare. Okay, I guess that counts as a bunny! :)"

 

"Roaring Lion"

 

20" x 16" | $500

Oil on canvas

 

"The right lion sculpture outside the Art Institute in Chicago is a bit more dramatic than the left."

 

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"Dark Horse"

 

24" x 24" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"I wish I could have captured the changing nature of the Dark Horse in a photograph. Depending on the lighting, the subject would fade into the background or pop out as you see it photographed here.."

"Horned Owl"

 

18" x 24" | $600

Oil on canvas

 

"The Horned Owl is an image that I first used in a tiny intaglio etching. Now he stand proudly as a full color oil painting."

 

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"Matt's Max"

 

18" x 24" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"Tired Max relaxes on the kitchen floor after a long day and a long life."

"The Coming Storm"

 

36" x 36" | $1200

Oil on canvas

 

"This was supposed to just be a simple painting of a gorilla. He was supposed to be the main subject. Then something happened as I began painting the jungle. The trees began to more, to grow. When I stood back and saw the whole thing I could tell there was a storm coming"

 

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"Emu's Gaze"

 

14" x 14" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"Getting close enough to gaze into the eyes of this formidable bird made him a challenge to paint."

 

"Cheetah Running"

 

48" x 36" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"I wanted to show an animal in motion and reasoned that there was no better subject than a cheetah. But this is really more from the cheetah's perspective. He is stopped and the world around him is a blur of motion."

"The Angry Little Bird"

 

24" x 18" | $600

Oil on canvas

 

"If you ever visit the Brookfield Zoo just outside Chicago, you can meet this little guy. That's where I found him and he need to be painted."

 

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"Chimpanzees"

 

36" x 36" | $700

Oil on canvas

 

"This is a portrait of three wise chimps we encountered down at Busch Gardens in Florida. They didn't move the entire time we were there, just thinking. I bet they were planning an escape."

 

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"Jane's Dog"

 

20" x 20" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"Jane loves this depiction of her goofy friend because it makes she thinks it makes him look dignified."

"Ursa Minor"

 

10" x 8" | $100

Oil on canvas

 

"Here is my brown bear in the wild again. This time he is on a tiny 10 x 8 canvas."

 

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"The Surprised Hare"

 

24" x 36" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"This little guy actually seemed to be be surprised that I could see him."

 

"Cheetah Unbound"

 

48" x 36" | $800

Oil on canvas

 

"I guess these guys are born in pairs. This time the cheetah is in a single moment. The heavy texture of the oil paints is like glue holding him."

 

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"Copper Lion"

 

16" x 20" | $500

Oil on canvas

 

"This painting is based on the left lion in front of the famous Art Institute of Chicago. Today they have a week developed green patina, but this is how I imagine he looked when he was new."

 

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"Emu Two"

 

20" x 20" | $500

Oil on canvas

 

"Revisiting this old friend. I love his intense stare."

 

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"Chicago Lion"

 

16" x 20" | $300

Oil on canvas

 

"One of the lions that stands guard outside the entrance to the Chicago Art Institute done in shades of blue."

 

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"Cougar Three"

 

24" x 18" | $500

Oil on canvas

 

"This is the third in my series of studying a cougar. Somehow the dark separations between the colors became steps and she more closely resembles her cousin the tiger"

 

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"Green Lion"

 

16" x 20" | $500

Oil on canvas

 

"This is the third in my study of the lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago. It is another view of the left lion."

 

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"Elk"

 

40" x 30" | $600

Oil on canvas

 

"I imagine that this is the moment right after the elk has seen me and before he bounds away."

 

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"The Desert Hare "

 

36" x 36" | SOLD

Oil on canvas

 

"My Desert Hare started out as something completely different when I began this painting. I was thinking almost abstract, perhaps even cubism. However, as often happens, the colors and shapes changed as they made the transition from my imagination to the canvas. When I was done, this fellow was staring back at me and I was very happy to meet him."

 

 

"Cougar One"

 

24" x  18" | $500

Oil on canvas

 

" I know he is an animal, but somehow this guy become personified to me as his face appeared. Take a look at the eyes. Before this I never knew that cougars have people-eyes, not the odd oval eyes of most cats."

 

 

"Cougar Two"

 

20" x  16" | $500

Oil on canvas

 

"I was so fascinated by the first cougar that I had to revisit him. Something happened the second time around with the lines and shapes that changed his gender to female in my mind the second time around."

 

 

"Abby's Surprise"

 

30" x 48" | $2500

Oil on canvas

 

"This re-imagining of a real event is my youngest daughter Abby at the petting zoo. The large scale of this canvas renders her at larger than life size."

 

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"The Sly Fox"

 

24" x 18" | $600

Oil on canvas

 

"I know that the fox is a hunter, I know that he has teeth and claws, But with the soft colorful fur, all I want to do is go and puck him up."

 

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