Mammal 6 by Cindy Schnackel

Acrylic paint and walnut ink on paper, 12 × 9 inches.

© Cindy Schnackel,

© Cindy Schnackel, see profile for more; no pinning to Pinterest, please.

My work is done subconsciously and intuitively, without planning, at least to begin. There may be meanings in it for each of us to find. Sometimes, it’s just about enjoying absurdity! Full Bio

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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago

    Still waiting to see the babies from these mamas…great series Cindy…

  • Thanks, Janis, I kind of like not doing the babies, it’s too much fun hearing what others think they must be like!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingalmost 2 years ago

    LOVE this! She looks like she’s listening to music only she can hear. Wonderfully real unreality!
    Walnut ink?

  • LOL, love hearing interpretations! Thanks, glad you like it. Walnut ink, at least the kind I have, is a dark brown ink made by Daniel Smith. I kow there are other brands but I was thrown off a bit by some of them being called antiquing something or other, and I wasn’t sure if they’d be what I wanted. If you google “walnut ink” you’ll find a bunch of info on what it is, how to make it, etc. But we don’t have walnuts here, so I had to buy it. Here’s a pic of the bottle, (blurry…sorry).

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful work. I certainly understand why the smaller and lower resolution. :o)

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Another wonderful piece. I love your ink work. You get such great lines and variety of texture.

  • Thank you!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 2 years ago

    re Janis’s comment…this mama is going to have a lot of happy.. and interesting looking babies :)…great work Cindy..

  • Thanks, Linda!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusalmost 2 years ago

    Great Work!
    Your Hosts, Stacey & Deborah

  • Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 2 years ago

    Just love your mammals!!! Wonderful!!

  • Thank you!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettalmost 2 years ago

    What a cute beast! Looks like she should be part of a surreal version of the romulus and remus tale :)

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent painting of whatever that is!

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27almost 2 years ago

    beautiful drawing wow thanks for the tip on the walnut ink now it would be fun to try to make some

  • Thanks, we don’t have walnuts growing here and I think it’s the outer husk they make it from…but in any case I found it more efficient to buy it LOL!

    – Cindy Schnackel

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