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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

African Painted Dog


© Sharon Whitley
African Painted Dog

We always try and visit these beautiful animals when we go to Chester Zoo and one has been on the list to paint for a while now so I had a practice today with the intention of painting a bigger version next time - Gary  has asked me to paint the full animal though next time - I do prefer to just do head and shoulders paintings if I'm honest (only because I'm lazy like that!).  Very sadly these gorgeous creatures are extremely endangered in their natural habitat, down to us humans as is always the case.  On a happier note I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the wonderful and inspiring young Findlay Wilde  a very happy 11th birthday!

In fact I hope ALL of you bloggers out there are having a wonderful day whether or not it's your birthday!

Sharon x

10 comments:

  1. Hello Sharon,
    What a fantastic painting!! Wonderful to see how you've done this. The dog looks so real.
    These african wild dogs are very dangerous but so beautiful to see. Here in the Netherlands I see them in Safaripark Beekse Bergen. They are very impressive.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  2. This doggy character was calling me from my blog list. I just had to come over and take a closer look. He is fantastic. I've seen these on documentaries and in zoos before and you have definitely caught their essence and manner. Just fabulous.

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  3. Gorgeous markings on his face!! Wonderful work!!

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  4. Un precioso trabajo, sus ojos tienen vida.

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  5. Muy bien lograda la expresión de alerta, cada día mejor, estimada amiga.
    También extraño tus dibujos con grafito...
    Abrazo afectuoso.

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  6. Hi Sharon, love your artwork. Just gave you a blog award, hopefully it'll bring new viewers to all our blogs. Check it out on my blog here.
    http://captelaine.blogspot.com/2013/02/liebster-award.html

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  7. Sharon being from the U.S. I have never seen an African Dog - this is beautiful. It is always sad to hear about endangered species. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful rendering of this portrait.

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