In this step I have applied a thin glaze of cadmium red deep hue all over the entire painting. This makes it appear reddish. For the lighter areas I wiped off some paint with a rag. This lets the 1st layer of paint which I applied in Step 2 to show through creating the effect of light.
You can see how the monochrome under-painting I did in Step 1 is adding form and structure to the work.
For the tusks I have left it unpainted, thus the whiteness of the canvas makes them stand out remarkably.
I have also started work on the sky, background and foreground.
For the shrubs in the background I have used Sap green with Prussian blue (for the darker parts). I blended it in a bit into the sky to create a distant effect and soften the edges. Thus the Titanium white and cerulean blue of the sky also appear in the shrubs.
For the foreground I have used Sap green, Cadmium yellow and Titanium white. To create the effect of distance I made the foreground lighter in the distance.
I have kept everything loose because I want the focus to be on the elephant.
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