I decided to take on a new project. I've had several people ask me if I ever paint anything besides the LDS temples, landscapes, and, of course, the original pictures that people order. I haven't done much besides those three but they have kept me nice and busy so I haven't felt much need. I was trying to think of something for my boys. They have a wide variety of interests. Tanner loves all things with motors. He loves airplanes, cars, trains, trucks, etc. Since he was small he has always been fascinated by them. My other son, Brody, on the other hand, has a very deep love for animals. He will carry around stickers books, coloring books, and any book that has an animal in it. He absolutely loves them and says (at three years old) that he wants to grow up to be a "vetrataria" or a doctor that works on fixing animals that are sick.
So, with that in mind, I thought I'd paint a few animals and see how they turn out. Afterwards I might try some of the planes, trains, and automobiles. Who knows, maybe after that I'll think of some cool things to paint for my daughter too.
Here is my first animal. Brody was very happy with it. I'll try a lion next. He is excited about that one!