Allen's Zoo


Fun in the Sun

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Thought this a good day to share some sights while taking a weekend walk. Happy 4th, everyone.

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Morning wake up sketch

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Out There
June 1, 2016, 1:31 pm
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Went to my favorite place to walk on Memorial Day.

It’s out there enough to at least feel as though your away from things. Saw lots of rabbits…it’s the time of year. I’ve also seen bobcats, dolphins, and turkey there as well.



Moonlight Adventures

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Gouache studies done during my moonlight excursions.

During my moonlight walks there’s a beauty beyond compare to anything I’ve seen during the day. There’s a kind of magic in it. Some sights are really breathtaking…I saw a shooting star just upon starting my walk about a week ago. It was over the ocean, towards my south. This is the second I’ve seen. In fact the first time I saw one it was in that same place. This shooting star was different from the first as it wasn’t merely a streak of light…I saw a shape with a long tail of light. Then it appeared to slow for a moment as it entered the atmosphere and seemed to then disappear, assumably disintegrating. Maybe it was space junk. In any case it was very cool to see— and in fact, I said just that right after seeing it.



Travel Sketching

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I had 15 minutes to sketch before the library opened.



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.



Travel Sketching

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Titled by same name of the class I teach, I find this kind of sketching to be fun.