Jean Beck: People – 5
Straight Arrow Studio







Uh Oh—Caught Napping

"Uh Oh...
Caught Napping"

15" x 11"

Several times (at least 3 or 4), I returned to the Flamingo pond at Reid Park Zoo, trying to improve the first attempt I had started, each time the watercolor guild went on a paint out there.  Years passed as the painting came in and out of the drawer, retrieved, to go to the zoo, or several times to friends' studios to work on some of the value contrasts, change the washes in the distance, add nonexistent grasses, or twigs, hoping to make it a better scene, not merely a zoo display.
(New improved image)