I knew I wanted to paint Elephants, Lemurs and Birds of Paradise.
I tried to achieve a softness with the Elephant and background colour but realised, I then had to accentuate the black and white tails and pierce the tranquility of the composition with the vibrant orange of the flowers.
Each canvas is different. Sometimes I paint the background first, this time I painted the Elephant in detail, but eager to see the composition, I painted the rest in part.This idea was more spontaneous than usual and experimental to some degree.
I hope the atmosphere of joy and distant lands is as apparent to you, as it is to me.