- How I Begin A Wildlife Painting
- Creating the Location for a Wildlife Painting
- Creating the Composition of a Wildlife Painting
- Selecting the Wildlife for a Wildlife Painting
- Selecting the Color Scheme for a Wildlife Painting
- Selecting the Materials for a Wildlife Painting
- Conclusion to How I Begin A Wildlife Painting
Art to me is more than just creating pictures. It is the journey from the design of the painting to that last brush stroke. It’s the thoughts and memories that are recalled during the process and the desire to create that drives me. It’s the wonder of color, the details elusively revealed in the shadows, and the brilliance of the highlights that move me when the brush touches the canvas.
So the next time you look at a painting, I hope you will see that there’s more to what you’re looking at than just paint and canvas. Hidden behind the paint are the emotions that the artist felt when the painting began and throughout the process of its creation.
In this series of articles I have tried to describe to you how I go about designing a wildlife painting. The design of the location, the composition, the wildlife, the color scheme, and the materials are vital parts of every painting I create. What I can’t describe is the gratification that I feel when I see the beauty of nature and all it’s splendor and how much I enjoy trying to capture some small part of it in my paintings.
I hope that you have gained a little something from these articles and have enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. If you have any questions or comments about these articles, feel free to post them.
Until next time, keep your brushes clean, your colors pure, and as always, thanks for stopping by the North Forty.