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Mrs Blore

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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Zebras by Wildlife Artist Karie-Ann Cooper

I've managed to get a little bit more done on the zebra wildlife art piece. I'm not sure if I like it yet, I knew I liked the leopard straight away but hopefully this will be a grower!
So far I've used mainly prismacolour pencils along with a few derwent artists but it is quite relentless, stripe after stripe, and there are two zebras to contend with, so instead of spots before my eyes it will be stripes!

Plus I've gotten around to framing the leopard, ready to take to the gallery so as soon as I have sorted things out, I'll update you all on that plus I will also announce the winner of my wildlife competition tomorrow so tune if you've entered.

And I've just been looking through my camera, and I have so many images I've never posted before so here are a few, with descriptions if I can remember where they all were!!! This is overlooking Ruardean, the 2nd next village to where I live. I took this photo from the back of Bishopswood when we worked there last year. This was some of the machinary used at Bishopswood when we went back to see how things looked after removing the trees we selected. Looks quite scary doesn't it!!! Uusally timber is sold standing meaning the contractor has to fell it themselves, however, this chestnut was felled to be sold at roadside so we had the measure the volume of it so it could go to auction. And this was on the steepest bank I'd been on at the time at Barnhill, the lighter area at the bottom is a very busy and fast main road, it was slippy too, I fell on my backside so many times I gave up counting after I got to twenty and that was on the first time down!!! And this little deer was as interested in us as we were in it. It stood and stared at us for a fair while in a place called Sallow Vallets. Eventually it just sauntered off back into the forest. This is at Westonbirt, another Forestry Commission centre. They have a lovely arboretum and we managed to see it as the leaves changed colour at the start of autumn last year. I've completely forgotten where this image was taken but the view speaks for itself, sometimes we work in places that just take my breath away and we are lucky enough to see them, even locals miss out as they just travel the beaten track whereas we go off out into the bramble and bracken to get views like this.... ...and this, which is at a place called Bark Rack just on the Welsh border. This one was taken near Yorkley and it was the beginning of spring when the sun had just started to peak out after gloomy winter. And finally, the motley crew ourselves, out in the woods at Red Marley

Hope you enjoy my pictures, I've got some more to post tomorrow.

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Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Your zebra is amazing, can't wait to see the finished piece. Also love the photo where the light is coming through the trees!

Judy said...

Hi Karie, your zebra is coming along well and I love the leopard framed up. Also love your scenes from where you live. Nice!

Kathleen Coy said...

The leopard looks beautiful framed! And the zebra is looking good. That second to last photo is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing the photos. :-)

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