Saturday, November 16, 2019

Changing up the order

Almost always, I start my wildlife paintings with the background. Top to bottom, distant background to foreground. Next I'll work on the animal's eyes and then the rest of the head.

In this piece, I really wanted to work on the dust/elephant intersection on the left side of the painting. It is this area which tells a lot of the story - that moment when the elephant emerges from the brush.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A warmer clime

After spending time in the arctic in the last painting, I thought "moving" to a warmer area would be a nice change.



I am amazed how elephants can disappear in the brush.
One time near Victoria Falls I walked right past a large elephant - without seeing him. Someone watching down the road was surprised I showed no fear. Well, if I had seen him I might have at least walked on the other side of the road!
When a big bull makes his presence known, it is overwhelming.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Finished

Ice Bear
22" X 36"
Original Oil

Thanks for following along. Next up, a warmer clime.