16"x20 Original Watercolor on Arches 300# Paper
What ever possessed me to paint these baboons, I don't know! Other than...they are just so cute! Actually, I have little experience with animals and I know I need it. I've done a few dogs and a cat, a cow, and a horse or two. I just couldn't resist these mugs. I started out with the intention of doing it as close to the photo as I could. I lasted just a little while. I couldn't take it any longer. It's just not me. If you have a photo, why do you need the painting? But if you have a painting that resembles a photo and shows some personality....now we're talking. I shut the lid to my laptop and started flinging paint. Literally. I just love Opera pink and rarely get to use it. I just thought this mamma and her baby needed some pink. I may go in and darken the tube of rubber that the baby is chewing on. My hubby thinks it resembles a can of something....It was so much fun! I think I'll have to do another in a different method. What's your take on it?