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Took a few days to go play in Cleveland. Yes, Cleveland. Who knew that Cleveland had turned into a culture orientated city?
What started the adventure.. We Love zoos and thought it might be worth a day trip. Turned into two days. Last time I was in Cleveland it was in a state of upheaval, do to the steel mills closing. Not a pretty site. Though with time all things change, and this city has taken a step to the better side of those sad times.
Enjoyed 5 hours at the art museum before it closed. Only got halfway through the basement exhibits and have two more floors left to explore. If the basement is any indication of a time line, we will be spending a weeks worth of days just to finish going through it! Decided since it was getting late we should stay over and spend a whole day at the zoo. They don't have a wide variety of animals but they all have a healthy gleam in their eyes and to their coats. An enjoyable day.
At the zoo people probably thought me a bit nutty. With taking so many photos-of their idea of the same thing. But, as I have found out, it is rare for a single photo to make a good painting. To get a feel for all of what is going on and forming a road map of sorts you need to have slight variations to see shifts in values. Cameras do lie to artists!
Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did when I painted him.