Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rhinos are killed for a cure... that doesn’t work...

watercolor
for marji

“The tragedy is that rhino horn
 is made of keratin, 
the same stuff that makes up
 human hair and nails. 
It has no medicinal value, 
you might as well eat 
your fingernails.” 
– Mark Jones, Executive Director, Humane Society International/UK


Sharing at PPF & APR

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting and theme. Valerie

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  2. This is stunning! I love the looseness, the color...it's wonderful!

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  3. Wow, love the technique and the colors.

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  4. Incredible! Love the effect and the textured look :)
    Pity that people who kill don't get that!!!
    I went back to your earlier posts as well and I must say it's a treat!
    Joining you in your journey :)
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.in

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  5. What a wonderful drawing. It is different than anything I've ever seen--your use of color and line are just extraordinary. This fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

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  6. Absolutely amazing painting Minnemie,
    Strong and impressive with your usual talented brilliance.
    (I get really upset when I hear about the rhino's plight...it just seems so stupid and senseless).
    Have a wonderful weekend xoxo

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  7. Oh - we must be thinking the same thoughts - I just shared a rhino painting I did last week - and it has triggered a desire to do a series on endangered animals. I saw pictures of rhinos whose horns were taken and they were still alive - they might as well be dead since they have no way to defend themselves. It broke my heart. God created all these magnificent creatures and man kills them for no real reason at all - Your rhino is beautiful

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  8. Such a tragedy that so many animals are killed for purported medicinal or other value that they don't even have. I can't dwell on it or I get so depressed! Your rhino is a stunner! Terrific face and wow, the color!

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  9. This is truly an inspirational post, not only with your impressive artwork, but with your animal rights stand. Blessings!

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  10. Uniquely Stunning...love your style soo much and this Rhino is priceless!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. A stunning portrait in your own unique distinguished style. A fabulous piece of work!!
    We humans, we still have so much capacity for cruelty, there is nothing we won't maim or kill.

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  12. Wonderful technique with a beautiful result. He looks so sad. I can't understand people who kill animals for these reasons, and it's not only rhinos but so many other creatures as well. It makes me sick ...

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  13. This is an amazing piece of art. I am impressed with the way you add the colors and it comes out beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  14. I adore the way you layer the colours... such textures and depth... so happy you've managed to squeeze in some painting time...xx

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  15. Really wonderful painting! I love the way the colors layer and show the folds of the skin! Beautifully done! Happy PPF!

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  16. Extraordinary. Rhinos are beautiful. . . the babies are adorable. Thank you for sharing this beautiful painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  17. Such a fabulous painting! :) Love it!

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  18. Simply wonderful, and I can see his pain too. I haven't been blogging for months, am into facebook now, in fact addicted. But I do think of you and the gang always. They must be getting so big! More pap and worsies needed. xxxx

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  19. Came here to see your new work! Hope all is well with you :)

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