Monday, December 16, 2019

Stripes and more stripes

The painting started out simply enough. A light morning sky with soft peach clouds. By the time I was done with the sky and the trees, I knew it was all wrong. The sky was sickly sweet and the trees were too vibrantly green.
Time to start over.
I scraped off the sky and added a soft dull yellow to the area. The trees were also too detailed so I mixed a dull green and painted over them.
After painting in a background color for the grass I began on the stripes for the two distant zebra. Using darker colors I finished the stripes on the two featured zebra.

At this stage, the three right hand zebra have their "whites" painted and it is on to the rearing zebra.

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