from a photo by Edmund Williams
After a slightly frustrating weekend of my brushes not doing what I wanted them to do (apparently it happens to even the best artists!) I finally had a successful painting last night, reaching painting no. 18 of the 30 paintings in 30 days.
I suppose I'd better show you painting no. 16 and 17 as well !! Painting no. 16 was this ragged ruffian of a crow which I wanted to give a ragged feel to but overdid it and it mostly looks a mess but I attempted a rescue with some ink and quite like the ink on the tail feathers so not a complete disaster hopefully. Painting no. 17 was a play with colour and tone using the same photo as I used for the painting above. I love Edmund's photo so much I'll be painting these elephants a third time, in a larger version and will take more time and care over it - I like the colour palette I used for painting 18 as I think it gives a hot and dusty feel to the scene and hope that comes across to the viewer. I'm trying to keep up with the rest of you 30 day painters - hope you're all keeping up and enjoying the excuse to paint every day!
|Painting no. 16 - Ragged Ruffian|
|Painting no. 17 - Elephants|