Friday, August 1, 2008

ACEO "The Eyes Tell All"

SOLD: ACEO Acrylic, 2.5" x 3.5", 140lb watercolor paper
Copyrighted 2008. All rights reserved by artist and no unauthorized copying is allowed.

This month's ACEO challenge is Endangered Species. It was very difficult to decide what I wanted to paint. This is the first of 5 that I decided on.


Chimpanzees once inhabited 25 African countries. Now, they are extinct in 3 or 4 and nearing extinction in many others. Deforestation and commercial hunting for bushmeat are taking a terrible toll on most populations.

All four subspecies of chimpanzee - eastern chimpanzee, western chimpanzee, Nigerian chimpanzee, and central chimpanzee - are Endangered, with western and Nigerian chimpanzees having the smallest populations and being the most threatened.

Reference: Species

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