© 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!