Theme is: animals

'Brazil' by Valerie Salverson, Camberley u3a

'Brazil' by Valerie Salverson, Camberley u3a

We were supposed to be in Brazil right now, enjoying the wildlife of the OSA Peninsula. Obviously we had to cancel our trip so painting this beautiful animal reminds me of what we are missing.

'Two little kittens' by Pamela Wakefield, Marple & District u3a

'Two little kittens' by Pamela Wakefield, Marple & District u3a

Oil on canvas, I painted this for a friend of mine.

'Amaze' by Norma Nichol, Bexley u3a

'Amaze' by Norma Nichol, Bexley u3a

Zentangle is a form of “doodling”, creating images using structured patterns called “tangles”. It’s very relaxing ! This pictures uses just one tangle called “Amaze” .

'Bull elephant' by Elizabeth Jackson, High Lane u3a

'Bull elephant' by Elizabeth Jackson, High Lane u3a

A lone bull elephant seen on safari in Kenya painted in watercolours. I tried to capture its solitary state.

'Rufus' by Sandra Foster, Belfast u3a

'Rufus' by Sandra Foster, Belfast u3a

Rufus belongs to a friend of mine, and I was asked to paint him. I think he is rather handsome, but I he has a look which is saying 'I want to be alone'.

'Two Elephants' by Liisa Brown, Hartley Wintney u3a

'Two Elephants' by Liisa Brown, Hartley Wintney u3a

I used my earlier drawing of two elephants as a background, and then added the window frame and surrounding flowers by using a digital tool.

'Kiera' by Anona Hermes, Doncaster u3a

'Kiera' by Anona Hermes, Doncaster u3a

My painting of Kiera, who belongs to our daughter, was inspired by the loss of her Labrador Charlie, who sadly passed away this year. I wanted to gift a painting of Kiera to our daughter to support her well being.

'Bright eyed and bushy tail' by Mary Moss, Meopham u3a

'Bright eyed and bushy tail' by Mary Moss, Meopham u3a

Bright eyed and bushy tail! Hare today......

'Deer' by Brigitte Holland, Sandbach u3a

'Deer' by Brigitte Holland, Sandbach u3a

I was inspired to paint this by a recent visit to Dunham Massey National Trust property where you can see many young deer happily grazing in the park.

'Orangutan' by Lindsey Bond, Cardiff u3a

'Orangutan' by Lindsey Bond, Cardiff u3a

This is a pastel sketch of a baby orangutan.

"Who’s that looking at me looking at you?” by Lesley Wiltshire, Gloucester u3a

These cows became very interested in my husband and me during last summer’s “lockdown walks”, which took us past them very often!

'Daisy' by Elaine Cross, Thatcham, Berkshire u3a

'Daisy' by Elaine Cross, Thatcham, Berkshire u3a

This is a pastel portrait on velour paper of my Parson Russell Terrier called Daisy.

'Zentangle' by Sue Gibson, Whitwick & District u3a

'Zentangle' by Sue Gibson, Whitwick & District u3a

I have always loved black and white line drawing but learnt this form called zentangle on a cruise! I adore seahorses and applied this method of ‘doodling’ to a seahorse!

'Hide and then Pounce' by Liz Octigan, Stone Staffordshire u3a

'Hide and then Pounce' by Liz Octigan, Stone Staffordshire u3a

This cat was painted for a friend. I like the way cats hide and then pounce and hope this picture conveys such an image. It is in acrylic paint on a textured surface.

'Gentle Giants' by Sue Gibson, Whitwick & District u3a

'Gentle Giants' by Sue Gibson, Whitwick & District u3a

I was inspired by these gentle giants by a visit to South Africa.