Gorilla Painting – 90% Completed

Well I’m at the stage with this painting where I am just tweaking now – a glaze here and there, spending more time standing back and looking at it, than actually painting. Hope you have enjoyed the journey – seeing how I develop a commission piece.

All continue to twek then upload a new photo under good lighting so you get a better feel for him – love to hear anyones thoughts on him 🙂

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Gorilla Oil Painting – 3/4 finished!

I’ve continued to add more detail around the canvas – bringing the gorilla painting that bit closer to completion. The image shows the mid fur layers – when this is dry I will start to add the final detail s to the fur – plus I have then got to detail the face and work on the whole chest and abdomen area.

Latest Commission – Silverback Lowland Gorilla

Hi everyone, here’s my latest commission a magnificent Lowland Silverback.

Just the tonal underpainting completed so far – oils on top next, hope you can all stay tuned.

Merry Xmas

Jason

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Wildlife Art – The Creative Process

The creative process has already gone through many stages before I even think about putting any paint on the canvas, from actually visiting the animal, whether that be in a wildlife park, private reserve or the wilds of Africa.

From there I gather my references and think about the composition, lighting and mood I want to convey.

The drawing is then put on the canvas, sealed with a thin acrylic coat and allowed to dry.

Adding the paint
The 1st layers of paint are merely blocking in, I am however conscience of painting in the fur direction even at this early stage.

The main challenge of this stage is to achieve a solid form, one which I can build detail and colour variations upon.

More underpainting
Continuation of the blocking in stage

Further blocking in
At this stage the first blocking in stage is almost complete. I estimate the painting to be approx 40% completed. Absolutely everything will now be adjusted as I bring the paintng to completion.

Refining
Refining the painting means adding many more layers of paint building upon the under layers (above) increasing the feeling of fur depth. I also glaze areas to give very subtly variations in colour.

Below you can see the finished painting.

Oil on canvas – 32 x 20in

Prints available NOW on my site
Wildlife Art