We had a wonderful day at Chester Zoo today and Gary took some fantastic photographs some of which will soon be uploaded to his blog. And after a couple of showers in the morning, even the weather behaved itself for a change and it turned out a lovely sunny day! Maybe our luck is changing weather wise - I daren't hope!! Got some great shots of the tigers and cubs and of the Asiatic lions who were mostly asleep as usual but managed to capture a few yawns from them! Didn't see much of the jaguars and cheetahs unfortunately but now that we've got an annual pass we'll be able to pop there any time and not worry about the cost. Some great shots of meerkats, birds and zebras too and the elephants of course. So I've got a whole load of new images to inspire me to paint - just need to choose where to start now - decisions decisions! In the meantime here is a painting I did from Gary's last visit to Chester Zoo, one of the tigers he photographed which he now has hanging on his wall - the painting that is not the tiger!
Tiger tiger Burning Bright (as per my favourite poem!)
from a photo by Gary Jones