Saturday, November 30, 2013

Serengeti Sundown-Elephants

I knew something was badly wrong about the colors in my image, but try as I may, I couldn't come close to solving the problem. Well, low and behold, today I solved simple. I take all the photos of my art inside with a light setup that works for me. The camera had gotten on daylight setting instead of incandescent. It's been incorrectly set that way for at least a couple of weeks! No wonder I wasn't satisfied with my color adjustments. Anyhow, Here's a much truer image. ( Sorry about the confusion).
Corrected Version
Original Post below
 Close ups

Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.

 This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Joel was the host and provided a bunch of great photos!

 I combined two photos for this painting. A beautiful sundown and two elephants. Something about painting elephants touches a sad spot in my heart, knowing their plight just to survive a bit longer on this planet.

This is oil on a 5x7 canvas board. Part painting knife and part loaded brush. Plenty of paint for texture. I had to re-invent some of the lighting....never an easy thing to do.
Hope ya'all like it!

C&C welcome. Thanks for Commenting!!!

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

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  1. Beautiful and strong. This is a wonderful painting.
    When I was in India I had a chance to ride on the back of one. Such a huge animal and very special. I could cry when I think of the cruelty done by poachers for the ivory.

  2. Dean, I was wrapping presents yesterday and of course, I had 3 of your paintings to wrap. I also have 3 of your paintings up on my living room wall. That makes you the #2 spot on my most paintings by a single artist category. I was struck anew at the beauty of your work when I was wrapping yesterday. Almost hard to let them go. But since they are for my precious daughters, I wrapped them cheerfully. Anyway, the elephants too are beautiful. I hope they are not endangered. I do not know too much about the elephant personality but they sure seem to smile and are, to my mind, gentle giants.

  3. These elephants are beautiful, Dean.! I love the colors in this painting and love the strong light...nicely done!!!

  4. Hi Dean - still looks great and on my monitor the difference is hardly noticeable. Love that you took the time to try to get it right. Sign of a professional.


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