Welcome to the Step 4 of the Oil Painting Demo of African Drums. These are drums which were used by an African Dance group during my Traditional Marriage ceremony in Nigeria. I was taken in by the beauty and versatility of the African Drums that I could not help but paint them.
I was able to make a lot of headway today. Should have taken several shots before this one but was carried away with the work.
Also started work on the drums. Applied an Acrylic under painting of Burnt Sienna. Then continued to build it up with oil paint (Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber). Used Titanium White for the lighter areas.
For the trousers I applied the paints thickly with a palette knife thus giving it an Impasto effect. Trying to leave the paints as raw as possible with minimal detail.
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