African Elephant! Again, it’s a little ways away from my usual bird paintings, but who doesn’t like elephants?
I know it looks like watercolor, but it is actually acrylic on canvas. I did a wash for the background, then did a pencil sketch on top of that. Then I filled in the shadow areas with very watered down acrylic. I think I was pretending that it was watercolor. Sometimes I’ve just got to paint on a canvas! Hence the acrylics!
I sold this fella at the art sale. Or rather, yesterday. A woman was torn between two paintings and bought the egret instead of the elephant. Then she called the day after and asked if the elephant had sold. This may sound silly, but I like it when I know my paintings are going to a good home. It’s like… giving up a little part of myself every time I sell or give away a painting. She was thinking about this guy even when she got home, so I know he’s a happy elephant now.
I think I’ve had too much caffeine…