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painting of meerkats

Gwenn Seemel
Family business (Meerkat)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

One of the many things I learned as I worked on this series was how to paint grass, like in the painting featured here and in this one too. To learn more about the making of Family business, visit this article on my blog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

Plenty of boys help raise younger children.

Meerkats are small, burrowing mammals who live in clans of twenty or more individuals. The group includes one or more breeding pairs, and animals of both sexes take turns watching over the young at the nest while the remainder of the clan forages for food.