River Crossing 1.2m x 0.9m

 

“River Crossing” (FOR SALE)

River Crossing (1.2 x 0.9m) Acrylic on Canvas

A dramatic scene with acrylic on canvas (1.2m x 1m) depicting a wildebeest leaping into the treacherous waters of the Mara River while two other animals look on apprehensively. These waters are usually inhabited by hungry Nile crocodiles waiting for food as the migrating wildebeest and zebra make their way to the lush plains of the Serengeti.

For more information or pricing requests: art [at] embleton [dot] co [dot] za



Stephen Embleton



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The Process:

Textured Gesso Base

Acrylic Wash (Sun masked out)


Textured Gesso Base

First pass at the acrylic colour wash

Acrylic colour wash drying

Weapons of choice (R10 spray bottles)

Beginning the pencil work

River colour wash and highlights on the animals

"Guide" Shadow detail on the animals

Guide shadows done

Detail

Hooves fading into dust

Darker shadows

Dark earthy tones

Mid tones and highlights

Animals ad water done. Final piece has riverbank detail.


For more information or pricing requests: art [at] embleton [dot] co [dot] za

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