Ten Elephants

 

This latest series of paintings explores my interest in Asian elephants and the way they are depicted in Indian Muhgal Dynasty miniatures. There's a stylized and cartoon-like quality in the original works that I like. Exaggerated characteristics combined with well observed anatomical details create a dynamic and animated hyper realistic image that looks contemporary in a graphic novel sense.

 

Pink Force, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 78"

 

Pink Force, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 78"

 

Pink Onion, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 80"Running Right, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 78"Golden Glow, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 84"Blue Diamonds, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 72"Pink Force, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 78"Raining Tulips, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 72"Sad Gladiolus, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 72"Summer Trumpets, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 76"Tugboat, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 96 x 72" With Poppies, 2013, oil on Canvas, 96 x 72"

 

This latest series of paintings explores my interest in Asian elephants and the way they are depicted in Indian Muhgal Dynasty miniatures. There's a stylized and cartoon-like quality in the original works that I like. Exaggerated characteristics combined with well observed anatomical details create a dynamic and animated hyper realistic image that looks contemporary in a graphic novel sense.