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.