Work in Progress Oil Painting 24″x16″ of my favourite type of ape… the Orangutan. Reference image @wildlifereferencephotos. Just thought it would be good to post how I’m getting on with painting this majestic magical animal.
Here I am adding the second layer of details in… proving very time consuming with all the fine detail. Loving every brush stroke though… so amazing to spend hours connecting to such energy. I feel grounded and deep in relaxation at the end of each session… you could say it a type of meditation.
The reason for the tilted cap to one side…. is to shade the eyes from the lamp lights… I find it improves colour matching. Too much light makes the eye pupils close too much. Well it is a modern berry I suppose 😁