Was supposed to go to the zoo on Saturday but it was crummy out... So did a painting of some zoo animals instead (used another pic taken by my father in law as reference).
This piece was a perfect example of one of the biggest lessons I've learned from painting: If you're having trouble don't just give it up and start over but instead muscle through it! There is a point that I reach w/ most of my paintings where they look horrible and I hate them but if I just keep working at it I can usually pull it out of that ugly stage and turn it into a piece that I'm at least okay with. (o: