07 May 2012
I did some small alpaca watercolor studies this weekend. I didn't have much time to paint-- as I am quite distracted by my upcoming move.
However, I had time to do these small watercolors of the alpacas I visited on a farm in March. They are such sweet and gentle animals! My friend raises about 30 -- on a farm in Illinois on a gorgeous bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
These animals are treated like pets-- and are raised for their furry, soft coats. The fur is harvested-- and the wool is then spun into felt-like materials. The felt can be used to make hats, scarves, coats, sweaters... all WARM!
A sustainable material! Of course-- the felts are all different colors and textures-- depending on the animal.
I was so pleased and happy to see how lovely and cared for these animals were.
Some day soon-- I will be doing a larger- more detailed study.
Alpacas 1 and 2
8" h x 10" w