acrylic on textured canvas
120 x 150 cm
This a commissioned piece requested by a client in Denmark. I had previously done a painting for a South African couple entitled “The Big 5” which she had seen and really liked, so I suggested something a little different as I don’t like to copy previous works. So after a few sketches we agreed on this drawing.
Pencil sketch I worked from.
After stretching canvas I applied a textured surface, this would help give the painting some depth and add interesting tonal qualities to the animals hide.
Making a start on the big fellas
Layering on the acrylic in washes, building up depth.
The final characters included. Onto the background. With a mixture of dust,bush, savanna, Boab trees and distant mountain range. Job done!!
Packed up and off to Denmark you go!