Ink Elephants on Parade

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This is a painting I've been wanting to create for a while. I love this technique and having seen lots of flocks of bird paintings recently at exhibitions, I thought wouldn't it be lovely to do something like it with Elephants. I'm very keen on repeated forms with in an image using limited colour. So here you have my ink technique with these majestic creatures.

I used a traditional nib based pen and high quality lightfast inks on hand-made watercolour paper with an abstracted background.

This has been painted in Acrylic inks on specialist Two Rivers hand pressed 400GSM paper.

With this style of artwork I create the background ink study first and then looking at the abstract I decide on how best to incorporate an animal, bird or insect into the spaces available. Rather like looking at clouds, I let the composition of the abstract dictate the outcome. In this particular piece the colours and patterns inspired me to an owl and I have used negative shape to emphasize the branch.

Much care and attention is taken in packaging my work for both national and international delivery. This item will be packaged firstly with an acid-free tissue paper to ensure a protective layer and is then sealed in clear plastic cellophane. All corners are protected with cardboard corner protectors. It is then finished with a triple wrapping of bubble wrap with two cardboard sheets on either side and placed into another cardboard covering.

Photo in context is an estimation of size and scale and colouring varies from Computer to computer. But It is as vibrant as the picture depicts and perhaps even better I might argue.

Category Acrylic painting
Subject Animals & birds
Substrate Paper
Materials Dr Ph Martins lightfast watercolour inks on 400gsm handmade watercolour paper by Two Rivers
Style Graphic, illustrative & typographic
Dimensions 78 × 56 × 0.2 cm (unframed) / 78 × 56 cm (actual image size)
Framing This artwork is sold unframed
Shipping Table Medium Painting

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