Monday, July 20, 2009

Rhino - a watercolor completed!

RHINO
22" x 30" 
original watercolor on Arches 140 lb. paper

Well, here he is in all his glory! I am soooo done with this painting. He has  waayyyyy toooo much texture which has taken a very loooong time to paint! But he was definitely worth it!

But now that he is complete, I am very pleased with the way he has turned out. In fact, I've become quite attached to him! I've begun to think of him as quite good looking. I can relate quite well to the story of Beauty and the Beast - not that I am a beauty, but I guess when one is comparing to Rhino...

Anyhoo... here is Rhino - straight from the San Diego Zoo!

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, contact me: jogiesbrecht@gmail.com. He is very expensive (think I'll price him out at approximate per pound rate! Anyone know how much these beasts weigh???). Ha! Ha!




10 comments:

Lee Ann said...

He's wonderful! The texture is really something, but I am captivated by the perfect background. I don't think you could have chosen a better way to make him stand out without making him seem disconnected from it! Fantastic work!

SHERI C said...

What a beautiful watercolor piece. I have always loved the shape of Rhinos. Lovely work here!

Joanne said...

Thank you, Lee Ann! You are always so kind and encouraging!!!

Joanne said...

Hi Sheri!
Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your comments. Yes - a rhino is such an interesting beast - it doesn't matter what angle you look at them from, there is something very extraordinary to look at! have a great week.

Paz said...

Hey there, Beastie: You look absolutely magnificent!

Great job, Joanne.

Paz

Joanne said...

HI Paz,
He is finally done and posted!!! Now on to a new work! How are the temperatures in New York?

4 the Contemplative Artist said...

Okay Friend, You can't see me but I am doing this bowing motion :)
Beautiful.... He is worth every bit of his weight!!
Love ya, Anni
PS I'll e-mail you so we can chat about the book :) I need to catch up to where you are....

Joanne said...

You are back, Anni! How was your vacation???? Thank you for the bow, my friend - I will accept it as a highest compliment! :-) Yes - do e-mail me about the book... I am anxious to hear what you think! Hugs!!

Leesia said...

This is so beautiful! I always joke that i only became a photographer because I was never any good at painting or drawing - especially when I see images like this! :p so lovely!

Joanne said...

Leesia,
The reason you are not a painter is that you were BORN to be a photographer!!! Your photos are absolutely stunning... and they make me smile from ear to ear every single time I see them!
Thanks for your visit and the kind comments. Have a wonderful week!