Chada the elderly Himalayan Brown Bear

Chada the elderly Himalayan Brown Bear

Inspiration I searched for “elderly endangered animals.” I found this Instagram post. Notes on the post: The bear in the video is “Chada,” an elderly Himalayan Brown Bear. “She was born in 1998, exploited by a circus, left in a small cage for seven years. Finally in...
sunflower

sunflower

inspiration: For two months, I have been struggling. I have attempted paintings (a sloth and a warbler) and have been so unhappy with “unrecoverable errors” that I have trashed the results. I have wondered if I can no longer paint. I woke up this morning determined to...
mindful marks

mindful marks

Inspiration I didn’t get a painting done in January. Both my PCA and I were not feeling well during some painting days so that meant I didn’t paint. When I did paint, I was struggling with a painting of a sloth. I kept making “unrecoverable” errors – painting where...
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...