Amon woke up so early this morning no one else was awake, so to pass the time Amon decided to have a look through the bookshelf and see if anything took his fancy. What he found was The A-Z of Art which he couldn't put down (he'd never seen anything quite like it!), and Ways of Seeing by John Berger. This got Amon thinking - maybe he could be an artist! There was only one way to find out...
He decided painting would be a good place to start his artistic career. His only concern was getting paint on himself, so he quickly found an old t-shirt and cut it into an apron.
He then managed to locate some paint, a few brushes, a couple of canvases and even an easel which was just the right size!
Amon thought flowers would be the perfect subject matter for his first ever painting. And was it ever!
When his painting Still-life with Yellow Flowers was complete, Amon realised he was more talented than he could've ever imagined!
To find out how far his artistic talent could take him, Amon asked for a volunteer to be the subject of his next painting - it would be a portrait. Kevin the Koala came forward quite excitedly because he'd never had his portrait painted before!
It took slightly longer than Kevin had anticipated and he almost fell asleep at one point.
Finally the portrait was finished! Amon was super pleased with his second painting, in some ways he thought it was even better than his first painting! He remembered he'd heard mention of a painting portrait prize in the past - Archimould or something like that. He made a mental note to check the submission date because with this portrait of Kevin he reckoned he was in with a good chance!
Kevin was also very happy with the portrait, the only thing he wasn't quite sure about was his nose (he's sure it's not that big in real life), but he didn't say this to Amon.
As it happens, Amon the Artist is a GIVEAWAY! To win this very talented yeti here's what you have to do:
1. head over to the Herbert & Friends facebook page
2. 'like' the Herbert & Friends facebook page
3. 'like' the giveaway post
4. share the giveaway post
The giveaway is open until 5pm this Wednesday 6th June and the winner will be drawn at random.