Recently I was at the zoo and as a result, I’ve found myself with plenty of animal photos on my hard drive. As time passes by, you start to wonder what kinds of things can you do to these images. In an effort to make them my own, I thought about making painting out of them. Nothing shows more personal uniqueness than a painting in a day and age when everyone and their mother has a camera… and worse yet calls themselves a photographer. So in an effort to stand out from the masses, I gave this image my personal stamp which does require more skill than pressing a shutter. I think it turned out well and gave me an opportunity to “brush” up on my painting skills… uh, yes, pun intended.