22" x 30" watercolor
140 lb Arches paper
Rhino is coming along - but he also has a long ways to go. Part of the challenge with this particular beast is that he has such interesting and unique skin and plates. To try to achieve something that even approximates his texture is quite a long process. I will be adding the background next, looking to create blooms and splotches to suggest the rock behind him, but nothing that will complete with the texture I plan on adding to his body.
I started this painting with the pouring technique, masking off areas I wanted to remain white. I then poured a second and third layer, lifting the masking fluid for some parts of the second pour, and other areas for the third pour. If you click on the photo, you can see that I have already done a layer of texture by adding salt when I painted certain areas and the watercolors were still wet enough to accept the salt and move.
Back to painting!