Sunday, January 15, 2023



   I've roughed in the background. In the composition, I purposely drew one zebra's ears breaking the horizon.


   As I paint the dark stripes I am keeping in mind how the light touches them as they curve around the zebras' bodies. Much of the light touching them will be painted with a blue/purple/lavender mix. The finish grasses will be painted after the zebra are completed.

Notice how the zebra yellow ochre turpentine underwash stripes mimic how they will be painted to show how the light touches them.


The focal point of the painting is the middle zebra's head. While his most visible eye is in shadow, it couldn't be just a black hole. So, with a bit of artistic license, I enhanced the color.

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