Allen's Zoo

More Sketching at Quail Hill

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And with a turkey right around the corner I’d like to wish everyone a pleasant Thanksgiving.

Quail Hill


Sketching Around Town



Travel Sketching


I had 15 minutes to sketch before the library opened.

Managerial Material


I was sketching employees (middle management?) at a now familiar place for me.

Dawn of the Raccoon 

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I painted this during my usual crazy early hour of the morning walk. You can see that it was pretty dark. After sitting there awhile, I heard a kind of purring sound. It reminded me of the sound that dinosaur made in Jurassic Park before it attacked Newman. I didn’t move at first, then I turned and clearly saw a raccoon standing up looking at me not three yards away, and another scampering away. I said softly, “It’s okay.” I said it not only to calm the raccoon… but also to calm myself. Then I turned and deliberately walked away.


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