Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lion Eyes

Lion Eyes / Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper / 8X10 (20.3cm X 25.4cm)


"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep;
I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

Alexander the Great



Monday, December 18, 2017

One for the Bucket List


"Born to Run" / Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper / 12 X 16in (30.5 X 40.6cm)


Animals, especially African animals, have always been favorites to paint for some reason.  
It is heartbreaking that many of the animals we typically associate with Africa have been placed on the endangered species list:  lions, elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, the mountain gorilla (don't get me started).

Anyway, a painter who shares my love of African animals is English artist Hazel Soan. This gifted woman has studios in London and in Cape Town.

Hazel even offers a Kenyan workshop:  Wildlife Painting Safari.
 At about $12,000.00 (euros 11,000.),
this holiday is definitely one for the bucket list.



Monday, December 11, 2017

Muir Woods

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper / 16X12


"And into the forest I go,
to lose my mind and find my soul."
John Muir