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Baby Elle

Baby Elle

Oil on Board, 5 x 5 inches NFS

This is today's daily painting.  My daughter, Amy loves Elephants and she collects Art that features them.  I wanted to do something a little different today and thought I'd go through my inspiration file.  I found a photo of a mother and baby Elephant and decided to paint just the baby.

Of course,  I took out my artist licence and I think the painting is one of my best ones yet.  The Elephant has some of the background color mixed into the skin tones.  I feel that I'm learning how to use brushwork to form what the subject is that I'm painting. 

Anyone who paints knows how hard it is to get color and brushwork to sculpt.  I think this is the first painting I've ever did that sculpting has actually happened.


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