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Title: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 11, 2016, 12:01:32 PM
I have been doing South African animals for my daughter's rec room as she has done it out in an African theme and I decided to try Nolan's acrylic zebra reference picture but did my own colours and changed it somewhat as far as shadows were concerned and no background which is in keeping with the other animals I have painted. Critiques and comments are always happily received.  Thank you.  Patricia


Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Win on April 11, 2016, 12:39:42 PM
Beautifully done Patricia  :clap:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 11, 2016, 12:50:37 PM
 :heeha: :clap: Patricia! Your Zebra is gorgeous! I'm sure he will always hold a special place in your daughter's heart and look wonderful in her rec room.  :smitten: My Mom also painted African animals. They hang in our office at home and bring me much joy.
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Denise808 on April 11, 2016, 01:18:58 PM
:yippee: love!      Love!!      LOVE!!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 11, 2016, 01:30:14 PM
 :thankyou:  Win for your lovely comments.


 :thankyou:  Kathy for your sweet message. Yes, I am sure that my paintings will bring my daughter much joy because I did them for her and besides that, being born and raised in South Africa, she has grown up with the love and respect of the wild animals which brings to mind, that when she was a teenager my husband decided to take her on a game walk and the Game Ranger who had accompanied them said that if they came across a Rhino, just to run behind the nearest tree for their eye sight is very poor. His words were no sooner out of his mouth when they came across a Rhino who charged them.  Well, that put the end to my daughter ever going on another wild walk. 


 :thankyou:  Denise for your love, love, love message which is much appreciated.  Bless you.


Patricia
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Pinuccia on April 11, 2016, 04:52:49 PM
Patricia your Zebra is just beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Old Hare on April 11, 2016, 05:49:04 PM
Great zebra, Patricia  :clap: Eyes are lovely.  O0 Have you painted it directly on the wall?
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: jillh on April 11, 2016, 08:25:26 PM
Outstanding Patricia!
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Post by: Maryna on April 11, 2016, 10:30:50 PM
Beautiful!!
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 11, 2016, 11:57:19 PM
Patricia,

I almost missed this.  Glad I went back and checked the day's entries.

Beautiful job.   The striping is so well done!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Ribezla on April 12, 2016, 12:20:32 AM
It's beautiful, I like the ears part.  :)
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: dennis on April 12, 2016, 01:08:07 AM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 12, 2016, 03:03:12 AM
 :thankyou:  Josie for your lovely comments.
 :thankyou:  Pav for your super comments. No I painted the zebra on pastel paper. I would never think of painting directly onto a wall as I am not that confident yet.


 :thankyou:  Jill for your sweet comments.


 :thankyou:  Mea for your encouragement.


 :thankyou: Sarlota for your lovely comments. Strange to say, the ears worried me a little but I tried to do the best I could.


 :thankyou:  Dennis for your wonderful comments too.


I am so encouraged by all your comments and encouragement. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me.  Patricia   :hug:



Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Danielle123 on April 12, 2016, 03:59:56 AM
Great artist you are Patricia,awsome zibra  :yippee:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: C.Bodine on April 12, 2016, 04:01:52 AM
Beautiful work, Patricia! She will definitely be proud of that hanging on her wall!
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 12, 2016, 05:09:29 AM
 :thankyou:  Danielle for your lovely comments. I wish I were a great artist ... have a long way to go before I can catch up to you.


 :thankyou:  Tina, yes, my daughter is very happy and so appreciative of all the paintings I have done for her so far which makes my heart sing as it was done in love.


Patricia
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: BeaSue on April 14, 2016, 03:09:21 AM
Patricia, this is so lovely!  :smitten: I laughed to read about your daughter's rhino encounter. When we lived in Namibia, we got chased by one. Fortunately we were on a game drive, not a walk.
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 14, 2016, 04:17:31 AM
 :thankyou:  Maryna, I don't know how I missed your lovely comments and my sincere apologies. I appreciate your encouragement. Thank you.


 :thankyou:  Susan for your lovely comments too and yes, we have also had quite a few "near" and scary encounters especially with the elephants because my husband, being Canadian was in awe of all the animals and would venture far too close for comfort, despite me telling him not to get too close, reminding him that these animals are wild and unpredictable but needless to say, it all fell on deaf ears. We spent a lot of our vacation time in the Reserves and deem ourselves so blessed to have seen and experienced the animals living in their own habitat. We can learn such a lot from nature. 


Patricia


 
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Fiona on April 15, 2016, 01:22:45 PM
Gorgeous!! Well done Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 15, 2016, 01:52:32 PM
 :thankyou:  Fi, I appreciate your lovely comment.  Patricia
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: NHC50 on April 15, 2016, 06:24:01 PM
Nice job Patricia.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 15, 2016, 08:30:36 PM
Oh Patricia - this is marvelous!!! What a wonderful addition to the animal themed room. And what a wonderful reason to create art - for your daughter! No tweaks necessary. It's absolutely perfect!
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 16, 2016, 02:59:40 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Nina and Sharon for your encouraging comments which I appreciate immensely.  Patricia
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: TennMom on April 16, 2016, 06:37:57 AM
I agree with everything that has already been said.  It is beautiful!
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: JayJ on April 16, 2016, 02:11:24 PM
Great work Patricia!Love your South African stories!
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 16, 2016, 04:25:48 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Linda and Zayn for your comments. Oh! Zayn, while I have had some hair raising experiences, I am blessed to have seen and learnt about so many animals in the wild and I wouldn't change it for a thing. It leaves you with a very healthy respect for them and nature and we are so much richer for the experience.


Patricia
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Val on April 17, 2016, 04:38:41 AM
 :heeha: He's brilliant Patricia!  O0   The ears, the mane... awesome, the hairs are superb. The face and colourings are excellent.   :congrats:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on April 17, 2016, 03:28:17 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Val for your wonderful comments.  I really feel chuffed with all the positive feedback. Thanks so much. 


Patricia
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Aniz Oniro on June 08, 2016, 12:22:55 PM
Beautifull  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Alx on June 08, 2016, 12:26:30 PM
EXCELLENT!
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on June 14, 2016, 02:53:58 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Maria and Alx.  My apologies for not acknowledging your comments sooner.  I have just seen this message now.  Thank you both so much.    Patricia
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: lynn p. on June 28, 2016, 03:45:18 AM
Oh Patricia I missed this.  Wow, just Wow.  So beautifully painted.  This will really make a statement.  Love it.
Title: Re: Zebra in Pastels
Post by: Happychappy on June 28, 2016, 08:52:56 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Lynn. I really enjoy painting animals.   Patricia