from a dad's view

Zebras at the watering hole – Watercolor

I thought that I would combine both the beginning and the end, in one post and delete the other to reduce the size.  I have just a few touch-ups and details but this is all but finished.  I have had a crazy weekend and start of the week, so I just finished it last night.  I’m not sure if I’m happy the way it turned out or not, but I hope once it’s matted and framed it will enhance it.  I hope you enjoy it!

15 responses

  1. Absolutely stunning, Ryan….. Such beautiful animals painted magnificently. I totally admire your vision and skill.

    November 9, 2010 at 8:02 am

    • Thanks Leslie,
      This series, was a lot of fun. I enjoy the black and whites and this series probably more than any others.

      November 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

  2. I love this. It is absolutely gorgeous! The rich, deep darks and the fluid blues and violets are powerful and beautiful.

    November 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    • Thank You Linda,
      I’m a loving what your doing on your blog, It’s given me so many ideas!

      November 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

  3. Fantastic painting, Ryan! I especially love the blue in your black.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    • Thank you,
      On all 4 paintings, I tried to stay with just three colors, switching them for each painting. They are a lot of fun to do.

      November 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

  4. aswirly

    Oh wow, I really like this, as well as the whole series of African animals… the colors, the way you captured the water. It is all so beautiful and enchanting. I’d love to see a picture of the series all on display 🙂

    November 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    • It’s going to be at a public library (small library) here where I live, I have about 40 paintings and drawings that I’m going to display. I like the series so much, I’m thinking much bigger versions on canvas.

      November 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

  5. Ooooo, I love how this turned out! It’s gorgeous! I imagine it is even better in it’s frame! Great job!

    November 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    • Thanks Beth,
      I think they always look so much better matted and framed. It seems to bring out the colors and depth.

      November 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

  6. They are absolutely amazing. i’m just captivated by the look of their eyes, so lively yet weary of any danger. Amazing job.

    November 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

  7. I’m so glad I came back to see this completed. I love the stripes on the Zebras against the ripples in the water!

    November 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm

  8. napabelle

    It is interesting: I love both pieces! I love the vanishing edge contrasting with the left part in the bottom one. But then I cannot refrain from loving the finished piece as well, so intense, precise, true…

    November 17, 2010 at 7:28 am

  9. WOWZA, this is gorgeous. I love the bottom too with the soft not finished face. Like it’s out of focus
    peace n abundance,

    November 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm

  10. Ryan, these are SO wonderful. Love the fluidity of the colors and ALL the colors you’ve found in black stripes. I like the half finished one too, I actually thought it was two finished paintings at first glance. And the train in snow. WOW! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’ll be checking back in to see your amazing work!


    January 18, 2011 at 9:11 am

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