Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Needless to say, I love elephants! Especially the ones that roll in red dirt.
I painted, but Jose Hernandez took the beautiful pic
on his traveling blog of the real thing!
This is how I started.
By the way,
if you are a beginner, please do not start out painting from a photo!
On location (plein air),
is how you you learn to measure things with your eyes,
and relationships between colors. It will make the difference
between becoming a mediocre or a good painter:)
Almost finished, but it lacks "something"
that makes this animal look like he is home in his environment.
In the first pic you'll see what I added.
Don't hesitate -
Any suggestions I can give you
to make your paintings better or more "out of the box"