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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

First painting of 2013!


I've always loved Gary's photo which I used as a reference for this painting - I love the composition of it with just the eye showing so I've been wanting to have a go at painting it for a while now - but all those stripes!!!!  Arrrgh!!!  And I have to say they did drive me a bit nuts but I'm glad I persevered  - so here it is my first painting of hopefully many more to come this year.  We've also had our first walk of the year, on New Year's Day up onto Conwy Mountain, a really great start to the year.......


for more piccies from the walk, hop over to Two Pairs of Boots where you'll see the smallest house in Britain (it's tiny!), Holly in her element swimming in the Conwy Estuary and some gorgeous wild ponies which we often see in this area  - we could do with a few more followers over there as well if you like!  We're off to South Lakes Animal Park tomorrow, looking forward to that and then Friday another walk - I hope the year has started full of excitement for the year ahead -  til next time bloggers!

10 comments:

  1. stunning!!! At first I thought it was a photograph! beautiful!

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  2. That is such a brilliant painting. From Findlay

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  3. Lovely painting Sharon.
    Zebras are the new Meerkats!! I sold a couple of similar zebra pastels last year and have another 2 to put on sale for my February exhibition. I think these 'partial' faces/eyes appeal to a wide audience. Are you planning to exhibit some of your pictures in 2013?

    ps: just checked my Picasa storage level and can't believe its reduced to 13.9%. I've been downsizing pictures whenever I have some spare time and its really paid off :-)

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  4. This is amazing Sharon, can't have been easy, and for that reason an extra 'feather in your cap'....WOW.

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  5. Hi Sharon, Findlay told me about the Zebra and I had to come and look. It's an amazing painting. Love it. Really thought it was a photo to start with.

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  6. What a stunning painting, Sharon!! You've achieved some beautiful texture too. I'm not sure where you live but I sure love this photo!

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  7. Sharon, your zebra is SUPER!!! Those stripes would have me cursing, and wondering why I wanted to paint it. :)

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  8. this is gorgeous! funny enough you've reminded me of a zebra's bum I took at Belfast Zoo with a mind to paint it! Maybe I'll give it a go! you did a fantastic job of all those stripes!

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  9. Well done on the zebra - now I'd like to see you tackle those wild ponies! Such variety of colors and so fuzzy!! Happy New Year to you, Gary and Holly :)

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