Originally uploaded by megan_n_smith_99
i finished this little guy today.. it looks better in person, though.. and started another bigger strata painting with an ammonite. 10 x 20 inches.
i did not really think of it much at the time but it was appropriate to be working it while watching a documentary on the K-T boundary, the layer of earth that marks the end of the Cretaceous and the start of the Tertiary Era. Also there a many animals and plants that went extinct at this time - more than 75% of animal species. not everyone agrees on exactly how this scenario unfolded, but most people now generally agree that there was a large asteroid impact at the time and that led to various climate changes that meant an end to the dinosaurs - well, the non avian dinosaurs that is. birds are descendent from small dinosaurs, so you could say they are still with us in some form.