Monday, July 13, 2009

Cougar Painting

I sketched this newest painting out last night out on the deck, it was such a beautiful evening. This morning, before I even went online I started painting. I actually remembered to take a pic of it before I finished.
It is pretty well finished. I will probably add a few touches here and there. The reference photo was taken by my brother-in-law, Curt Reimer on a recent trip to Como Park Zoo. Take a bow Curt! It sure is true, that the better the reference photo, the better the painting.
For those of you who are old enough, remember the zoos back in the 1960's and early 70's? What a difference. I remember when the big animals were kept in small barred cages lined up in a row. I love how they make their habitats more natural for the animals now.

I also sketched out this giraffe I am planning on painting next. They are both 8x10's. This one on canvas board, the Cougar is on stretched canvas.
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Until next time,
stay safe!


Sujati said...

Wow-beautiful painting!

Middle Ditch said...

It's great to see a beginning and then the end. I do remember the zoos in the olden days. Such a miserable sight. Long live the safari parks and more freedom for the animals.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Lovely work, Brenda!

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