There are several things going into this design. One main thing is the combination of my Stripey paintings and my impressionistic realist paintings. This is a first for me. It was only possible to complete today, because I painted the Stripey portion mostly in acrylic paint, which dries fast. After that, I took a break to eat lunch and to make sure it was dry, then went back up and painted the animals (the bug is very animal-like to me...) Any touch up the stripes needed I was able to achieve with oil since the rule is you can paint oil over acrylic, but not the other way around. I am quite happy with the results and I think I will definitely be experimenting with this idea!
|Zebra, Elephant, Bug, oil and acrylic, 7" x 20",|
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One other thing worth mentioning is that the colors of the stripes are from the Pantone 2016 Spring Palette as seen below... just for fun....