I think I must have an African Safari on the brain…
Oh how I would LOVE to do that! Maybe some day.
But for now, I’m just painting my Safari.
I wanted to try a different technique, so I followed some techniques that Lian Quan Zhen masterfully executes and I feebly attempted here.
For this painting, I drew my elephants from a reference photo, used a bit of frisket to save some white, and I then actually poured and splashed some watercolor paint on, blowing it and pushing and smooshing it around with my finger to form a colorful abstract background. After that dried, I detailed in the elephants.
I used only three colors in the entire painting: Prussian Blue, Pyrrol Scarlet, and Hansa Yellow Light. Purples and greens and shades of black and gray and brown and pink and orange are all achieved by the blending of these three colors.
It was fun, and I’ll have to enjoy the elephants this way until I get to go on the safari in real life some day.
Cheers & Hugs,