This i a picture of a recent painting of my lovely friend Douriean. I hope everyone is enjoying the bright and sunny weather!
Koko blends into my studio rug really well. The concept
of camouflage in nature was first articulated by my ancestor
Abbott Handerson Thayer (August 12, 1849 – May 29, 1921) was an American artist, naturalist and teacher. He worked together with his son, Gerald Handerson Thayer, on a major book about protective coloration in nature, titled Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise Through Color and Pattern; Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer’s Disclosures. First published by Macmillan in 1909, then reissued in 1918, it may have had an effect on military camouflage during World War I.