Thursday, January 13, 2011

Meerkats in Pastel

"Kalahari Assembly"
8" x 10"
pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes
Meerkats aren't the prettiest creatures, but you could say they are 'darned cute'.  If you have ever watched "Meerkat Manor" on Animal Planet - you most likely agree to this cuteness. Their 'family units' are so tight knit and no-nonsense..remind me of many human families I have known.   

One can't help but love these creatures! This one was painted on a request.
It is available on RedBubble.  A new shop for me!

Sometimes people want to know how long something like this takes.  I have been working on it "studio time" for about 3 days.  Studio time right now is between 2 - 4 hours per day.  Hope to make more hours happen as I softly slide into this new studio clean-up - which is on hold - while I get some time at the drawing table or easel.  Photos will come eventually.  If you can imagine, I have gotten to the point of little dribs and drabs left to take care of
that aren't worth dealing with MORE time away from the need to create.

I am following a desire to do some different kind of art right now, as well. Stay tuned.


Mark Bridges said...

They are 'darned cute'. Happy New Year.

Leann said...

I love the sunlight through their fur!

Dana Cooper said...

These meerkats are darling Patti...I always wished we had Animal Planet so I could watch their antics. Great job capturing the light coming through their fur!

Ellen Burkett said...

Excellent! I agree about the sunlight on the fur as well. I love it. Wonderful picture of a subject that could be just too cute and sickening. These are just great!