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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Baby Elephant and a trip to the zoo


Today's painting for you is the very cute and brand new baby elephant which was born at the end of November at Chester Zoo.  Gary was there on Monday and took some beautiful photos of the little elly as well as some more amazing tiger and cheetah shots and some of the gorgeous painted dogs which I love - so lots more tempt me into getting those brushes flowing!!

Talking of zoos we've been to the zoo today, not Chester Zoo though but South Lakes Animal Park, a cracking little privately owned zoo in Dalton in Furness, in Cumbria - it's well worth the 2 hour drive - I just love it there, there's not as much variety as in Chester but it feels more personal and inviting somehow, and my daughter Sian absolutely loved it!   Here we are taking a walk with the emus......


There'll be more piccies from South Lakes and Chester Zoo on Gary's blog soon.  That's it from me today - off for a BIG walk tomorrow - weather looking good so fingers crossed  - thank you so much to everyone who commented on my zebra painting from yesterday, those stripes certainly gave me a headache but it was worth it - I'm planning on doing more partial face paintings in the future and Rhonda I'm planning on painting some of those wild ponies for sure - here is one I did a while back....hopefully we'll see some on our big walk tomorrow!


Your comments are welcome as always...

10 comments:

  1. This elephant is fantastic! Wonderful use of color in this piece, Sharon!! It looks like you had so much fun at the zoo!...and of course, your daughter is SO pretty!!! I look forward to more of your zoo paintings.

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  2. Absolutely love Ellie of course. Your zebra is fantastic too. Though all those stripes would have sent me crackers as well. I like how you are keeping things simple and letting the subject do all the talking these days. Your drawing skills have always been exceptional and you seem to have found your way with watercolour in allowing the drawing to shine through and take centre stage. Not everyone has that skill and talent to be able to do this. Lucky you.

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  3. Beautiful paintings, both of them. And baby elephants are just so darned cute!!

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  4. There is something so precious about these baby elephants - they are so big but still such babies! Lovely painting - and thanks for sharing the wild pony painting, too :)

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  5. Sharon....What ever else you do in 2013 don't put your brushes away, 'little elly' is pure magic, and that means a pure magic painting.

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  6. The little elephant is adorable and very beautifully painted. I love the loose wet colors in both paintings. Your love for animals shows in your works.

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  7. The painting of the baby Eflump is fabulous Sharron and I've just spent a wonderful 10 minutes on Gary's site. Great work from both of you.

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  8. Beautiful baby Elephant painting Sharon, full of movement..I can just see him/her trotting along with that little trunk (almost) swinging from side to side!...{;o)

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  9. Sie malen wunderbare Bilder,ich wünschte ich hätte nur ein Drittel soviel Talent wie Sie

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  10. I love both blogs! I've never seen landscape like Gary photographs and you are an amazing artist. I can't believe you've only been painting a short while. What a healthy lifestyle you are living! Your blogs make me want to visit as well :)

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