Sunday, October 7, 2018

Maternity

The Maclise Art Society have a monthly challenge to paint a theme, and the theme for October 5th was "animal". I was just back from France and had very little time to do anything, so I checked some photos of a female giraffe that I had taken a few weeks before in La Palmyre zoo, decided that they were too complex to use in the time available, and looked for a simpler image on the internet.

The photo I used is uncredited.

You can see the progess from original photo, to using a grid app, and making use of the ground colour and texture on Mi-Teintes Touch paper. I finally painted the background dark blue (Sennelier 463) to conceal the grid lines. The final result is 10 x 8 ins.







2 comments:

  1. Beautiful beautiful job... Really feeling the love !

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  2. Thank you for your compliment. I have discovered that the original photograph was taken by Karen Pulfer Focht in Memphis Zoo in 2008, and she has given me permission to paint it for personal use.

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