Kenyan Earth Elephants Painting by Dominique Salm

Artist Dominique Salm creates this 140 x 87 cm painting, drawn in pencil with Kenyan red earth used as a pigment.


"I have to go and see the animals first to capture their essence. But I’ll take many photos and paint from these. With wild animals it’s hard to paint plein air but sometimes the opportunity does present itself, for example I recently painted some lion cubs and as they had recently been orphaned they were being raised on a compound so I had constant access to them."

"With my elephant paintings, I felt I couldn’t capture the red pigmentation of the dust that they’re caked in. So I used the earth from Kenya and mixed it into my work."

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Source: Londonist


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