Lizard, Watercolor Painting

This is a watercolor painting of a lizard, also known as an “Anole”. The little lizard was sitting on the patio in 1997, so I grabbed some watercolors and quickly painted in some basic shapes. Sometimes they act like Chameleons, because their skin changes color to reflect the colors in their environment. This one took on the grays and browns from the cement, however I took some artistic liberty in adding a few abstract splashes of color to represent the leaves and water around the lizard. This also helps set the lizard apart from the background. White highlights in the painting, around the lizards face, were created by leaving sections of the white paper untouched by the watercolor.

Watercolor Painting of a Lizard

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