The Elephant

MediumAcrylic + Oil Pastel + Ink SurfaceStretched Canvas Size20x16 in Year2018 ArtistDAEthington

In the first of many one-on-one art days, I met with my new partner in art, Jenny. She loved to paint animals and had a bunch of photo references. So, I grabbed a nice one of an elephant and began my first painting in many, many years.

Together with her infamous bloody marys, we painting, laughed, and critiqued each other’s work, occasionally by working on one another’s canvases. In the end, for an exercise in style, I created a work that I was really proud of. I’m excited to continue these exercises until I get comfortable painting again and hone in on this new style.