snow leopard

snow leopard

inspiration: Because this month’s theme is forgiveness, and I wanted to paint a winter scene, I thought about painting a polar bear. It seems to me we should be begging the Bears for forgiveness. Instead, I googled “endangered animals snow” and found this arresting...
two gibbons

two gibbons

inspiration My theme this month is love. I googled endangered species that make for life and found this article at Green Global Travel – an ecotourism company. My plan was to search for images for each species and take the most compelling one. Right away, I found this...
yellow coneflower

yellow coneflower

inspiration: After struggling with last month’s painting, I longed for something simpler. I also wanted to remind myself of the basics of watercolor. After googling “endangered flowers,” I found the yellow coneflower in the article “10 endangered plants you can help...
oxpeckers on a zebra

oxpeckers on a zebra

inspiration: I wondered if I could find a photo that showed animals helping each other. Googling took me to this YouTube video, which included this powerful scene WHICH I SUSPECT IS NOT REAL. Thinking about it, I realized I wanted to paint a more believable scene....
Blue Sage grouse

Blue Sage grouse

Inspiration: I entered “animals” and “reinvention” into a Google search and came up with the “romantic notion” of re-wilding. I am, at heart, a romantic, so I love this improbable idea! I went from there to the American Prairie Foundation. One of its core animals is...