Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Going Places, Farm Geese, Zebras, White Rhino

"Going Places"
20"x35" is the completed painting that I posted in stages a month or more ago. I will add the image back on the last of the posted stages so you can see the process step by step.
Hope your summer is going well..we are having sunny weather after weeks of record rains.

My trip to Florida was's a couple of the photos taken from the back of an open pick up..9 amazing White Rhinos! I signed up for a private photo session..just me and two gamekeepers. The outside of all their vehicles are well dented! I could have reached out and touched them, they were that close. The baby rhino was 6 months old. I now have some wonderful reference photos for zebra paintings, too. I have done many zebra paintings in the past when I was sprecializing in batik on silk. Email me if you would like information on this game park.


Jeremy Elder said...

The rhinos gave you quite the majestic pose!

I love the color modulations on the white geese.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The geese are wonderful, Jennifer and the shots of the animals are great. I had to look twice to see if they were paintings. Very exciting!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Jeremy. I'm glad you like the geese...The beauty of an all white subject is the subltle colors, in this case the shadows cast by the overhead trees.
That baby rhino was so adorable..I was especially amazed at the well defined horn on a six month old, like first teeth! Gentle giants for sure.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary. I have wanted to continute painting zebras for some time but had no new reference material. Now, I have tons! Tons of rhino shots, too..was that a pun? Glad you like the geese..I am happy to have that painting finished. I find it bothers me more to have unfinished animal paintings sitting around than, say, unfinished still lifes.