Friday, January 23, 2009

The Elephant In the Room

This 24"x48" oil painting is the first piece and inspiration to my series of paintings involving elephants. Other works of this series are in-progress right now and will be sure to post them as soon as I can.

This painting is a great example of an idea that took shape of something unplanned. As you can see from the original concept painting to the most recent picture, much has changed. As with the Rio skyline, this one starts in a magenta underpainting for the warmth of the proceeding paint layers. Allowing for a painting to take shape, rather than follow a set outline, can bring forth the life within my art.
Stay tuned for more elephants! :-D

-Josh Grabowski

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