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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Baby Raccoon Acrylic Painting goes to Julian

I think I have decided to take my acrylic painting of a baby raccoon to the Art Show and reception that our class is going to do in Julian on May 8 at Banner Queen Art Gallery. I like it best of all my paintings so far, and it took a long time to paint. I fiddled with it and played around with it forever.  The reason I chose to do a raccoon is that our class was doing wildlife and we watched a video that inspired me.

NOTE:  Did you know that there are painting shows on television every day?  I watch Bob Ross, Susan Schweewe and David Dunlop right now.  Go to and see the current schedule.  It's a PBS station, and we get it even though we don't have cable, just an antenna.

Back to the Racoon:  My eyes are not that good so I at first thought he had 6 toes, but one of the toes was a knot on the tree, so I had to paint that out. That's the beauty of acrylics for me, never impossible to fix a mistake.

I guess he is Rocky the Raccoon, but that's not very original -- Any suggestions for a better title?


  1. That's a really cute racoon with just the right amount of shyness. haha I like it, and the colors are subtle but striking at the same.

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