Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Not just any old Bamboo

All Day Dining
Painting size 15" x 11"


In 2009 Adelaide Zoo acquired on loan from China for ten years, two Giant Pandas. Funi and Wang Wang have huge appetites and each consume about 20-30kgs of bamboo everyday. There is even a donation program you can join if you have the right species of bamboo growing and you would like to help the Zoo manage this huge requirement. I really enjoyed painting my Panda as they look so adorable. Whilst I did the background I wanted to make sure I kept the face area really clean so I used packing tape to mask it out otherwise I could see half a bottle of masking fluid being needed.

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  1. A Beautiful animal dealt with lovely by a painting

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    1. Thanks Paul,did not think it would be a Panda today but he has been nagging to be done and today was it!

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  2. Awww...Lorraine, your panda is so sweet. I love the eyes. Great tidbit about the bamboo consumption!

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    1. Yes Sherry - the eyes - he does have a bit of a stare, perhaps he think I'm after his bamboo!

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    1. Thanks Polly, might have to get back to flowers soon before I forget what to do!

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  4. Lorraine, this is a joy to look at, your rendition and this beautiful animal.
    Thank you for sharing it .. BJ

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    1. Hi Barbra, thanks for your kind comment. I had not thought I would enjoy painting animals some months ago but since I started I do love it.

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  5. Beautiful!!! You did a great job shading the fur on his face after you saved it.

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  6. Well done, Lorraine. I love his (her) little teeth!!!

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    1. thanks Terry my aim with more practice is to get more loose with painting animals, something I don't find as easy to do as loose flowers

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  7. Hello Lorraine:) Oh how adorable! You did such a good thing on the face. The expression is so lovely. I think it is wonderful that the lower part of the painting is lighter than the rest.. Beautifully done!

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