Monday, 4 February 2013

Mothers and Babies


Mum and Me
Painting size 19" x 221/2"
Me and Mum
Painting size 171/2" x 14"
I have been thoroughly enjoying my foray into painting animal faces this past month and thanks to some great reference photos shared by generous photographers who specialise in wildlife images I have completed a lion, cheetah, tiger, elephant, giraffe and three zebra paintings- some of these I posted on my blog earlier and the links are highlighted. I fell in love with two lovely images of mothers with their babies. The Zebra is from an image taken by Edward Forster of two Zebras in a landscape but I focussed on the babies face for my painting. The Giraffe was inspired using an image courtesy of photographer Caroline Williams and it was after viewing her fantastic animal pictures from the London Zoo that I really took the plunge into trying animals. My daughter in law Susie came back from Africa about 18 months ago with some fantastic wildlife shots in their natural habitat, I had a try at some but put them out of mind as I found it a bit too hard but now I have a little bit of skill with these few I intend to revisit her holiday album and see what else I can try.

20 comments:

  1. Que maravilla, preciosos. Antes de captar las imágenes con los ojos , las he captado con el corazón.

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    1. Thank you Ina, I am glad you like them they were special to paint

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  2. Terrific Lorraine, particularly the giraffe, really skilful use of watercolour. I know exactly what you mean about coming back to things when you have more skill....just what I do!! Am sure you will be really successful with the images Susie took in the wild.

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    1. Judith you are so right, we ust need to keep revisiting from time to time those subjects or techniques we need the practise on

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  3. Lorraine, I'll be looking forward to more animal paintings from you. You have a real knack at capturing the moment. Your colors and contrasts are fabulous. Great compositions!

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    1. Encouraging comments from you as always Terry, much appreciated it really helps to know when you are on the right track

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    1. Really appreciate you popping by and leaving your lovely comment Rhonda

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  5. Dear Polly:) These are outstanding!!! My very big compliments:)

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  6. Glad you like these Renate, they were lovely to do

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  7. Stunning the pair of them. The Giraffe gets my vote, painted to perfection. ps Excellent Blog

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  8. Hello Paul, nice to see you here and thank you so much for your very kind comments. I have popped over to your painting blog and joined and wish you as much fun as I have in creating and sharing art

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  9. me and mum is just super ! ... both are beautifully rendered lorraine

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    1. Thank you Jane for popping by and for leaving your lovely encouragement

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  10. Dear Lorraine,
    Thank you so much for commenting on my rose painting. I really appreciate it.
    I looked at your Animals' paintings and was blown away with amazement. The baby giraffe is so cute and real. I can see the blood vessels pulsating under his skin.
    Thank you so much!
    Irina

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  11. Thanks Irina for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment, I loved painting the baby animals with their Mums

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  12. You've done an absolutely excellent job, I particularly love the zebra one!

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