LA Zoo Watercolor Painting

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, and so I’m hoping to be able to get together with a few friends to go out on a painting excursion.  This all started from an afternoon painting in a friend’s backyard.  Since then, we have gone to the Zoo, Descanso Gardens, and the Griffith Observatory…paintings I will share in the coming months!

For the zoo, it was just Patti and I.  She led us to a nice tree-covered, patio-type place by the giraffes and chimps and it would have been great…in the summer.  By the end of the 2-3 hours we spent there, we were both icicles.  This particular subject was challenging for me, and when I left the zoo, I was so disappointed that it did not turn out.  But then after a few hours, when I looked at it again, I realized it wasn’t as bad as I thought.  It’s surely not going to win any awards, but painting and drawing from life is hard, especially (for me) when painting animals and having difficult perspective challenges.  Maybe we can go back and try again this summer, when it is a bit hotter outside and we could use some sitting in the cool shade.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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