Today’s painting for #WorldWatercolorMonth has been fraught by problems. I found a photo on line of a cute baby baboon, pencilled the outline on a piece of watercolour paper (measuring 2.5 X 3.5 inches, as this is another version of an ATC/ACEO), and then left it to one side. And instead of saving myself a sneaky copy of the photo, I saved the Google Image webpage as a favourite instead. I do things like that at times. Don’t ask me why.

So, when I returned to the saved image page, my image had gone. It was nowhere to be found. So I had to find an almost similar image, and fill in the colours from that image and my memory.

I think I got away with that part… although I would have done, had I not made the colours a little too wet, and they all ran into each other. But once again, I think I managed to rescue that as well.

So now, I present my fifth painting from our little safari, a baby baboon, kindly posing on a rock for us. I’ve also included a photo below with a paintbrush, just so you can see the size of the paintings, this theme of mine kind of ‘enhances’ the size of the images slightly. Not that I’m complaining.

This has been another post for #WorldWatercolorMonth, and you can still find more details by clicking the link below:

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. I am liking your animal paintings Tom.

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    1. Thanks, Susan.
      I’m having fun doing them as well!

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      1. Its all about having fun!

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  2. Monkeys are fun . We once had a pet wooly monkey when my #1 son was small. Great fun and they are smart. Your painting reminded me of the fun times.

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    1. That’s nice to know, Beverly. Thank you.

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  3. I’ve always dreamed of having a monkey as a pet 🙂 This little one is plotting mischief!

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    1. He is up to something, Raili, that’s for sure…

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  4. Now, this cute creature is just loaded with personality. I like it!

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    1. Thanks, Eugenia… things worked out with it in the end, then! 🙂

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  5. Good piece again Tom! 🙂

    I could never have a pet in my flat, so I adopted a brick.

    It’s very obedient: I tell it to stay and it doesn’t move an inch!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Best pets ever, Prenin, bricks. They are listed just before trees, although trees can leaf a mess at times… (you may groan…)

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      1. Grooooooaaaaaannnnnn!!! LoL!!! 🙂

        God Bless!

        Prenin.

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  6. I think perhaps this little chap should be called Charles. Even maybe Prince Charles. I don’t know why that name came up as an ideal one for this tiny little boy, but it seemed like an ideal name for him. [snort] lol
    ~ Cobs. x

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    1. How odd, Cobs.
      Inspiration strikes in mysterious ways, does it not? 😉

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