animals, watercolours, Wild Animals

Watercolours.

I am so new to watercolours! These are my first two real attempts with the medium. I am reasonably pleased with the outcomes. I have so much to learn about using watercolours though and I shall enjoy experimenting with them.

The Tiger I have painted in oils before, as you may remember, so it was interesting to me to notice the differences between the two mediums. I do still prefer the oils to paint with but that is probably because I am such a beginner with watercolours and oils are far more familiar to me.

I hope you like them.

animals, oil paint, Oil Paints, Wild Animals

Black Canvas

Black canvasses are new to me and I am still very much experimenting with them. Initially I found them really inspiring but over time I am thinking maybe they are not as great an idea as I thought! I shall still use them, I think, if I can get hold of them again!

These two pictures are both on 40 x 40 cm canvas and painted in oils. Let me know what you think!

Blue lion
Horse on Black

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Hippo Protection.

I was so sad to hear that the hippos are becoming an endangered species. This picture is my tribute to these magnificent creatures. It’s oil paint on 50 x 60 cm canvas.

Hippos are being pushed towards extinction by an insatiable demand for their long ivory canine teeth. Unregulated hunting for their meat, skin, and teeth, combined with shrinking habitats and increased hippo-human conflict have lead to a decline in populations across Africa. The primary threat to both hippopotamus species (common hippo and the pygmy hippo) are habitat loss and deforestation.