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Wildlife Art Blog – Latest Update

As you can see from the latest painting update I am now working my way down the painting. All those stripes can make your eyes go real funny, so I can only paint 2 zebra at a time before having a break. Ha… Not too many sessions left now before all the painting will be blocked in with it’s 1st coat of oil paint. Then the real work begins- bringing this painting to life!

great migration africa

 

 

 

 

 

detail view

Wildlife Art on Youtube – New Videos Uploaded

Wildlife Art on Youtube – I’ve just uploaded another video on Youtube, so there are now 4 there. Hope to add some more soon and I also hope you are seeing the paintings develop in a different way.

Youtube Videos Here

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My newsletter has been going for a few years now, but it dawned on me that perhaps some of my Blog readers don’t know about it yet. By joining my free Wildlife Art Newsletter you will be amongst the 1st to read about my latest paintings / prints / demos and tutorials plus much more.

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Wildlife Art – It Begins! Latest Painting Wildebeest Crossing.

It’s taken me a while to gather and prepare all the reference material for this painting. But I am finally just about ready to cut the canvas to size and start laying out the drawing ready for the paint. To be honest I think the painting part is actually going to be the easiest part of the whole thing.

With so many animals – zebra, wildebeest and of course Crocs it’s going to be a complicated one to compose, plus it’s going to have to be real big to fit them all in! ha…..

I hope to have some updates and photos real soon so please keep dropping by.

Jason
http://www.onlineartdemos.co.uk
http://www.jasonmorgan.co.uk

Framed Prints at The Heron Gallery UK

I delivered three of my framed prints to The Heron Gallery (UK) yesterday ready for their Wildlife Worldwide exhibition starting, Thursday 27th March. As mentioned previously my main print is the huge Siberian Tiger “Khan”, the other two are mountain gorilla prints.

siberian tiger print

I also had a sneak preview of some of the wildlife art that will be in the exhibit and I must admit that it appeared that anyone who’s anyone in UK wildlife art has a painting or print there!

The exhibition will be awesome and is certainly worth a visit, particularly as you can pick a print or painting up fully framed and ready to hang!

Here’s the full details –

The Heron Gallery
98 Drove Rd
Weston-super-mare
BS23 3NW

Tel: +44(0)1934614123

Cheetah Painting – Wildlife Art – on the Easel

It’s been a real pleasure to paint my latest painting, a cheetah running at full speed!

If you do a search on the web you will find VERY few paintings of cheetahs running, even fewer running at full speed and fewer still with the cat in focus. So although it was a challenge I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I hope you think I have captured not only the speed but also the grace of this superbly adapted cat.

I have posted some images of the painting at various stages as well as the final piece.

Cheetah stage 1

cheetah stage 2

cheetah 3

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

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Welcome to my Wildlife Art Blog………..

Just a little about me …..

I am a wildlife artist, living in the united kingdom. I regularly exhibit in the Juried National exhibition of wildlife art, Marwell international art exhibition and the Society of wildlife art exhibition.

I have most recently been made a signature member of the Worldwide Nature Artists Group – WNAG.

Botswana

I don’t know why I have this all encompassing desire to paint wildlife…….. perhaps I will never know, but when I am painting, then nothing else exists.

I am right back at the scene where I first saw my subject.

Back with the lions of the dry savannah of Savuti or the elephants in the lush vegetation of the Okavango Delta…… It’s almost as if time stands still as I relive my memories through painting….

elephants-savuti

My love of animals has been there for as long as I can remember, along with my desire to draw and paint, so looking back it now seems inevitable that I would become a wildlife artist.

I strive to paint wildlife as accurately as I can, so where possible I like to see the animals in their natural environment, and this has, of course, lead to some very exciting journeys and experiences.

tiger-painting

For some you need more nerve than others. ha………….

Such as standing only 30 foot away from a female elephant in moonlight, sitting in an open sided jeep with a pride of lions just 10 feet away, or even fishing waist high in the Okavango Delta.

Okavango

It’s these exhilarating and very personal experiences that I believe help me so much in my portrayal of wildlife in it’s natural environment.

It’s the hidden things that you can truly only experience by being there in person.

I, like many, wildlife artists, am involved with conservation. It seems so common these days that a wildlife artist is involved in conservation that it has almost become a cliché, and sometimes I hesitate to mention my own involvement, but conservation does need to be brought to the public attention and the more that become involved the better for the wildlife.

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