The Elephant is boundless in size. It appears to be busting out of the confines of the canvas. The colours in the painting are vibrant yet inviting, in contrast to the intimidating size of the subject.
Lynx - Intrigue
The lynx are more minimal in there approach. But even so, I feel the eyes and the thought behind them make the painting. The brush strokes make it seem very unrestrained. The orange and yellows help show their fiery and foreboding nature.
Koala - Inconspicuous
The koala was an experiment too see how far I could take the painting and still keep it balanced with the use of negative space. The emotional connection is one of mischief. You are not sure what the koala is thinking exactly but you can certainly see it is plotting something.
Sometimes what we don't see is just as inviting and more provoking!
Grizzly - Dauntless
The grizzly is my favourite because of the amount of work that went into the painting. There were many times where this painting just wasn't where it needed to be. It took a great deal longer to get it to a place where I could let go. What I like about this piece is the flow of colour and the hair. The boundless of the penetrating stare is counter- balanced by the curved motion of the water, which also aids in its unification.
Turtle - Serenity
The turtle is larger in scope. I was going for a serene moment. To me most aquatic scenes evoke a sense of weightlessness as well as freedom. The cool colours help to convey depth and the focal point is rich with detail. The colours and size of the main subject demand one's attention in sharp contrast to its rich surroundings.
Frog - Simplicity
The Frog was my attempt to capture a moment of simplicity. I didn't over work the details of the painting. It was hard to step away from this painting and appreciate the simple beauty. It has become one of my favourites. For me it evokes an emotion of curiosity.
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