African Painted Dogs – Endangered

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While it is true that I am a crazy cat lady, there are some breeds of dogs that I think are incredible. The African Painted Dog is one of them. They are one of the most endangered dog species, and also one of the most beautiful. They have a complicated social structure and thrive in very inhospitable environments… If we humans could just let them live. They will care for weak and injured pack members, and hunt cooperatively. They only have 4 toes on their front feet, unlike all other dog species.
I love their coats, they seem like giant calicoes.

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Who speaks for wolf?

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After watching an amazing video about wolves in the Yellowstone Park Ecosystem, I was moved to paint one. I will continue to speak for wolf as long as I am able. They exist on our planet for a reason. This video is proof of that.

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Tiger look out

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Tiger, the mighty hunter, the largest cat in the world, you need to look out. You need to use your wits to stay alive. You always have, but now it’s even more important, with threats coming from every direction by humans who are overrunning your habitat.
You are one of the most beautiful animals that creator ever thought up. A world without you is unthinkable.
This tiger is for sale, and all proceeds will go directly to helping other tigers.
This painting measures 11″ x 14″ and it is for sale for $200.00

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Thirty day challenge – collage

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What a month! I made a collage of all the work I did.
I sold ten paintings out of thirty, and made almost 400 dollars for endangered species conservation! There are several more of these paintings for sale. If you travel backwards on this blog, you can see which are available and which are not.

And I forgot poor Enza! shadesofenza1

Next month, I will be focusing on faces.

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Day 17 – Cormorant at sunset

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Ever since I first came to Washington State in 1979, I have been fascinated with these wonderful ungainly birds. Unlike most waterbirds, they do not have oil glands,
and when they fish, they look like they are star gazing. There are always cormorants around at Seward Park, and that’s where I saw this guy.
This painting measures 8″ x 11″ and is on 300 pound paper. IT IS SOLD. All money goes to endangered species conservation. Fortunately Cormorants are not endangered.

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