David J Shaw - Art

wildlife, landscapes, pet portraits and more

David J Shaw - artist - wildlife, landscapes, pet portraits

About My Pictures in Oil

David J Shaw - African Elephant Cooling Off

Cooling Off

Surprising colours can be found in the ‘grey-brown’ of the elephant’s hide. The texture demands careful observation; grooves and ridges are like the features and contours of a mountainous landscape. Originally I painted some bright blue butterflies fluttering around one of the tusks; it seemed like a good idea. The effect was too fussy so I painted them out.