Tiger – more details painted

Just thought I would post another photo showing the final details going in to the Tiger portrait

 

tiger oil portrait

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Adding more details to the Lion Painting – Wildlife Art

I have been adding more details to the Lion painting, and also getting the colours more realistic. Now that is done I can begin to lay in the foreground grasses and also some thicker paint.

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

New Elephant Painting – On The Easel (WIP)

I’ve been working on a great elephant painting the past couple of weeks. It’s from a scene I witnessed in Botswana on the outskirts of the Okavango.

The painting shows the soil in Moremi (Botswana) at the end of the dry season, the remnants of grasses are only existing as they are quite close to the river, but even then, with temperatures in the shade reaching 40’C + it really is extremely dry, and just 100 yards from the river virtually no vegetation survives. The seeds however, are remaining dormant, waiting for the 1st rains to come, before miraculously turning Moremi green.

It’s amazing how elephants, as huge as they are, survive this hostile environment, the trees however sometimes get completely devestated as the dryseason continues and they are taken to pieces by very hungry elephants.

Hope you enjoy the following step by steps – Painting now complete and SOLD.

Don’t forget if you would like to see more step by step example or learn how to paint wildlife visit my demo site here

Or to visit my online gallery showing my latest original paintings and prints here

Elephant early stages

 

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The Finished Painting

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National Exhibition of Wildlife Art

I have two original paintings in this years National Exhibition of Wildlife Art – UK.

African Lion and The Thinker – mountain gorilla.

The exhibition runs from 20th July – 5th August 2007. I have just been informed that The Thinker has already sold on the Preview evening.

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….

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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.

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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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