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Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for Wallaby - A Painting a Day

A to Z Challenge

"Wallaby" acrylic painting - Mary Montague Sikes

For "W" I've chosen another animal, the Wallaby, a marsupial that inhabits Australia and Tasmania. My daughter, Amy, provided me with a photograph that she took in Tasmania that I used as my resource image. Since these animals actually live among rocks, I took some liberties with the terrain.

This painting is 11" x 14" acrylic on stretched canvas. We are nearing the end of A Painting a Day for the A to Z Challenge.


12 comments:

Marian Allen said...

Eeeeeeee! He's such a cutie!

When our youngest was a kid, my mother and I took her to Kentucky Down Under, an animal park for Australian animals atop a cave complex. I know, weird, but wonderful. We got to PET A WALLABY!

Best. Day. Ever.

Marian Allen
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Chuck said...

Monti, how I have missed your great works this week. I look forward to catching up on all your posts when I get home. Your gallery is filling up nicely with these great animal acrylics.

Amy Sikes said...

Nice! And wallabies live in all kinds of terrain, so woods are just fine. :) (Most of Tassie is wooded - not many rocks there, even in the mountains.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's cool your daughter had a photo of one in its natural habitat.

Rhonda said...

New Zealand also has Wallabys on some of the small islands, I know I have seen them on Kawau. They a probably not native though.

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Julie Flanders said...

Oh how cute. I love kangaroos and wallabies both. :)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Marian, for sharing your story. What a great place to take your daughter!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Chuck! You're in a gorgeous location with lots of beautiful new photos to show off!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Amy, thanks for the additional information and for sharing your photo!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, I've relied a lot on Amy's photos for this project!

Rhonda, I don't think I've ever actually seen one. Amazing all the wonderful and different animals we have all over the world! Thanks for visiting.

Julie, thanks for your faithful visits!

sweetbeariesart.com said...

I love your painting of the wallaby.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Sweet Bearie!