I was asked to paint monkeys for a friend and found an article about ‘Pinkie’. This is a small tribute to ‘Pinkie’ from Tacugama Chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone. They run a chimpanzee rehabilitation scheme there and Pinkie arrived there around 1999. It was the only albino chimp in the world. One rainy day in April 2002, she was found dead which was quite a mystery how? So this painting is to all the people who care for her.
Couple of months ago on a cold day we took our grandchildren for a picnic in the forest. In the break after playing out and exploring the woods, we enjoyed a small picnic. I wanted them to make a painting to remind them of a great day, with some paints I took with us. Of-course we also had a ball to play with and great food to munch. I hope you will enjoy Mia (9) and Finlay (5) paintings. They probably painted before in school and/or kindergarten but that was their first Picnic’s paintings ever which I am sure they will always remember. It is a start and as you see everyone can paint everywhere if you want too. Enjoy
Lately I enjoy painting wild life, probably following my earlier visit to the Wildfowl reserve. I always enjoyed looking at horses, their power and sheer beauty. Few months ago while in hospital I have painted three horses following an article I read about Dee Cowell who was experimenting with Derwent Artbars. I only had a travel kit with some basics water colours for my interpretation.. At least I could only look forward watching those horses on the beach to my freedom once I come out.
Off-course later on I have painted another version of shiny horses painted in acrylics… I am sure that in future you will see few more versions..