So close to finishing this new Elephant painting honoring World Elephant Day. Do you have any name suggestions? I’m open and would love to hear your ideas. If you look closely, it appears that this Mother and baby had just come out of the water as some wet areas on the side, legs and trunk can be seen. However, I’m still working on that part and not sure how well it will turn out given the method and colors I chose.
Normally I paint primarily with brushes, but hey, I’m an artist and I have to change things up once in a while, right? This elephant painting is being created primarily with a painting knife which is giving it an interesting texture. Also, instead of a heavily colored background like I used in the Thembi Elephant Painting, I chose a lighter one, just to shake it up a bit.
Painting with a knife was fun. Challenges I had:
- Controlling smaller areas with a knife
- Having enough paint on my palette (knife painting requires much more)
- Getting the wet areas on the animals to look wet and not odd
A shout out to Marna Buys for the incredible reference photo. After this is complete, I’ll be painting a few more animals, and then back to seascapes and might even throw in some flowers.
Keeping this post short because, honestly, I’m exhausted right now. Today was super busy, but in a good way.
World Lion Day was yesterday and I had just sold my Brave lion painting. I’m so excited for the new owner to receive it.
For now, I only have my large Pantaleon lion painting left, so I will be adding a smaller one again at some point.
Wishing you a wonderful happy weekend and Happy Elephant Day!
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