Victoria Memorial Lion Statue 2019
As an artist you are always looking around for the next best thing and you just know when you have found it. Emmanuel Awuni (a good friend) is an up and coming artist, what he doesn’t realise is the principle of the creative act ( I LOVE MARCEL DUCHAMP O_O ). Now he thinks he’s not good enough simply because of the difference in our styles of painting. But he doesn’t realise that his art SPEAKS FOR ITSELF! So I’m going to show you one of his pieces and I know you will all see what I see!
I’m not too sure of the dimensions of this painting. Knowing Mani this is probably acrylic.
Well painting randomly lead me to paint animals I had on my 2011 calendar. It was only this year that i realised that the calendar showcased endangered animals. I painted the rest of the painting in acrylic, but for some reason I switched medium and started painting in oil for the tiger. This was the second time I’ve ever touched oil and this time I was successful.
Well I’m currently in transition to further education in the arts which i never thought i would do but yeah it’s HAPPENING. Now I’ve always painted but it’s of late that I’ve noticed a MASSIVE change in my style. I try to have a realistic approach to my composition but it always ends up reminding me of Salvador Dali’s “Mysticism.” ANYWAY my current project is a lion, This is my first attempt at animals but i hope to improve as I progress 😀
Well I started by painting the colour tones corresponding to the lion then painted the fur last as the fur fibres looked translucent in the picture
I’m relying on my phone camera but hopefully that will change soon (MUM) 😀