Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

Every Picture tells a story – paintings of realistic and stylised animals


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Day Of Play #Penguin #Painting

This painting was on cartridge paper which is not as satisfying a using watercolour paper. Still it was good to test out the shapes, colour and composition.

Painting of an Emporer Penguin gazing at the moon by Artist Diane Young Stroud

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A Day of Play #Falcon #Painting

Attempt number two for the day …more textures and layers on this Hobby,  an aerialist falcon taking its prey on the wing.

Painting of a hawk with textures by artist Diane Young of Manic Illustrations Stroud


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A Day of Play #Peacock #Painting

Playing with paint sounds like fun but for me it usually ends with frustration, perhaps because I am not really concentrating or taking it seriously and I finish up with a number of sketchy paintings which I really do not like.  I have taught myself to try to ignore this feeling as the act of being undisciplined and attempting to have fun leads to discovering new ways of doing things.   So today I have been having some “fun” with textures.

Sketch Painting of a peacock by artist Diane Young