The King Salmon replica that was commissioned by the Vancouver Fishing Lodge is coming along nicely. The painting of it is almost complete. I need to add gills and I am planning and constructing the wall base for it. The photos show the log selection being shaped and formed.
Working on a new replica that has been commissioned by a fishing lodge on Vancouver Island. It is a replica of a large 45lb King Salmon, 44″ long. Photos are of grinding the seams down, shaping the fins and attaching them. Exciting project for me to do. Ready to begin painting.
My private lesson with client is progressing slowly but is getting there. Summer is usually busy with other activites so it does slow down a little. I am calling my painting, “Untamed Hearts”. We have one more horse to paint in and then we go to layering in the snow.
I have just added some photos of the climb up Cotopaxi in Ecuador and they are listed under the Photography section of website and labeled as Cotopaxi/Ecuador.
Also, here are some photos of recent painting parties I instructed. Enjoy taking a look.
Original artwork is available for purchase. Canvas prints and high quality paper prints are available for all artwork and photography. Please contact Rick Hunckler about customizing your print or to commission a painting.
All images and content on this website may not be used without the express written consent of the original owner.
I’ve watched Rick work his gift for many years. I remember when he first got excited about color, he told me it was terrifying to dip his brush into those bold, vibrant paints that now seem to flow effortlessly from his brush. His approach to his artwork is a reflection of his courageous, ever-curious approach to life. His choice of subject, usually wild life, speaks of his enormous love for all things living. We love Rick, as an artist and a wonderful, compassionate person, who lives life fully.
Having seen Rick’s work in person, I have a list of things that I would love to commission him to paint for me. His final paintings make the original photo pale in comparison. His passion for life shines in his paintings. Can’t wait to see what develops on his next canvas.
Wow, who is this guy – he can really paint! The people of Parker are lucky to have such an exceptionally talented and versatile artist living in their midst. Rick deserves every accolade he gets! He is certainly on his way to fame and fortune. Perhaps then, he can spend time on a beach somewhere, maybe Costa Rica, painting and writing about dolphins and colorful tropical birds.
I have been witness to Rick’s passion for painting from the first brush stroke to the final masterpiece. I can attest to the inspiration and feeling Rick transfers on to a canvas. Rick is the real deal! Art enthusiasts need to take a close look at his talent.
Omg—these two are adorable! Rick manages to catch
the animals’ spirit – this is a little crazy, but it’s like I can see personality in his painting…