When I saw his work, I was stunned at how a painting could put you smack-dab in a cut cornfield, CRP ground or the tangled briars of ruffed grouse country. I’d swear he mixed a little adrenaline into his paints!
Ross Young’s dog paintings are from “life,” he says, as opposed to from photographs like most. This living, breathing connection between beast and brush create an image that jumps off the page like the birds we pursue. You can count the ribs on Ross’ pointers, hear the tail swish, feel the wirehair’s hot breath.
Ross Young’s paintings will grace the closing credits segment of Wingshooting USA again starting this fall. Here’s a preview of a one of his newest works for the show: