The Last Rhino
This was the first painting of my endangered animal series. I had been struggling for a bit to articulate on paper what I was feeling. There were quite possibly hundreds of paintings that came before this one that ended up in the garbage. Frustrated, I took some time off and painted a days worth of circles. I'm not kidding. It's a very zen practice; breathing, moving, painting and most importantly not planning or thinking. While I was sleeping that same night I knew how I wanted to paint this rhino (the magic of meditation and sleep). The shadows became an important metaphor for their fragile existence.
Watercolour reproduction print on archival fine art paper. The cold press manufacture of this heavy weight paper provides an elegantly textured finish that is 100% cotton fiber, acid, lignin, & chlorine free. *Ships rolled in a tube*
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