Thursday, May 17, 2012

More Zoo Watercolors

Last weekend at the zoo, I decided to play with watercolors. How splashy and free-form could I go? (Ah, the salmonberries are blooming, hooray for spring...)

And how dark and contrasty could I go? (Hello, surly cattle egret! What fine plumage you have.)
Ultimately, I ended up in the middle somewhere, watching the mature elephants proudly swish their tails while the whippersnapper elephant sprayed water from his trunk and playfully head-butted his elders.
I had a good time painting that day. (See also the hippo and Mount Hood.)


  1. I showed the girls your hippo sketch and they both exclaimed, "Awwww! I want to go to the zoo!"

    So we shall. Yay!

    1. Yay for zoo buddies! I am really excited. (Do the girls have sketchbooks too? No pressure, but it would be fun to be all multigenerational-art-squad superheroes...)

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    1. Thank you, m'dear! Glad you like 'em. They sure were fun to paint.

  3. Just having fun surfing your artwork on your this egret...