This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Li was the gracious hostess.
I chose this sunning American Crocodile.
This is standard acrylic on hardboard. I was happy with last week's painting, so I tried this one in the same manner. Black and gray gesso loosely blended with a painting knife...leaving the knife marks and a marbled gesso.Then I applied thinned acrylic of different colors in random patches. Did the drawing, then painted with many thin layers. I also used a Pitt Pen sparingly for emphasis in select areas. I tried to inject more color than the dull gray hide that was pictured.
I thought of how the croc has evolved and has been around for millions of years. I was thinking this as I watched the painting evolve under the brush.
Hope you like it.
C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!
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Genesis:1:25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.