African Penguin

African Penguin, 5 x 7 ink (O, P)

African Penguin, 5 x 7 ink (O, P); original photo credit A. Phillips

Otherwise known as Jackass Penguins.  This ink is from a photo my relative took of a wild penguin in Africa.  He had this to say:

When I went to South Africa I did not know about the penguins. I took a tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Beach Park was part of the tour. There were park rangers there to keep the tourists from getting too close. Penguins will bite. There are only 2 or 3 kinds of penguins that like ice and snow. There are maybe 17 kinds that do not. At least one of my pictures shows a girl in a bikini sunbathing on the sand with penguins walking around her. The penguin in your picture is not trying to keep the egg warm. It is shading the egg from the sun to prevent overheating.

Fooling Around

I have been doing a series of casual 6 x 6’s in various media, usually on the back of scrap or abandoned paintings.  I didn’t sign any, with the thought of taking them to the RoCo 6x6x2014 show.

The first three are from a Farm Sanctuary calendar, the cub was from some magazine, and the other three are my own photos.

Goat 5

Goat 5, 5 x 7 Ink (O, P)

Goat 5, 5 x 7 Ink (O, P)

This friendly fellow lives at Farm Sanctuary (Watkins Glen, NY).  I loved his completely open and trusting expression.  Some goats are wary, some goats look like they’re about to pick your pocket, many see me as a complicated back-scratcher or wanted help getting apples down from the tree overhead.  This guy had no agenda.