Once Handmade Hopewell (HH) finished, I could spend more time working on art again instead of working on presenting art. Here are recent animal paintings.
This sea turtle was “finished” a few weeks ago, after HH. To give a sense of scale, it is leaning against a door.
At the start, there were some energetic, sketchy elements I quite liked, eg., around the flippers, but most of those areas ended up getting more refined or painted over. Looking at it now, I wish I had preserved more of them. Even so, the painting satisfied my need to do something artistic besides re-painting tulips and working on my video for HH, and I am generally content with it.
The Wednesday after HH, I got a call from neighbors who asked whether I were willing & able to come up with something artistic & humorous that night to mail Thursday morning to a couple getting married that Friday or Saturday. Although these wedding pandas are not punny of themselves, my neighbors were encouraged to send the happy couple a note congratulating them on going forward with their wedding during the panda-demic.
There are also some bird paintings, but I will save them for another time.
I hope you enjoyed today’s trip to the zoo.
Thank you Genevieve.
Cute panda theme, appropriate to the time and occasion!
That is a good sized turtle. I like the greens.