Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Got it straight in my head,now to put it on the paper!

i like to shake things up every now and again and short of re-inventing myself and my work every few years the next best thing for me is to push myself into areas outside of my normal comfort zone.And so it is with the re-vamping of this elephant piece.From a very simple study piece it has grown into a full-grown landscape scene incorporating an elephant!.The piece continues to grow and test my stamina and after a day or two trying to work out where to go next with this composition ive settled on a further,higher,waterfall for dramatic effect.You can see that ive roughly blocked in the waterfall behind and above the elephant,next to work it up to fruition but without too much tone or detail as i want it 'pushed back' to help with the illusion of depth and distance.


WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Great looking, love the waterfalls in the background!

Fran A.H. Alvarado said...

Ho Meredith
Great work. You´ve perfectly grasped the sadness of this creature which, metaphorically, is turning its back on the waterfalls, blocking them.

It seems a caged animal at a zoo… deprived of freedom. It´s like the desperate cry of its whole species in a smaller and smaller world.

Congratulations for your work.

Best Regards.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

Very nice! I do like it better with the background. Can't wait to see the higher waterfall in back.

Laurisa Brandt said...

I was thinking trees...but the waterfall is even better. It adds more character to the little fall behind the elephant! Simply love it!

Brenda said...

Your elephant was rendered brilliantly to begin with, but I love it as part of a larger composition. The water will bring such a nice contrast to the dry hide of the elephant. Excellent piece!