Mommy Mayhem: Tired Toy Elephant, Acrylic on Cradled Gessobord Panel, 12" x 16", 2021
This abstracted painting of a reclining tired toy elephant has orange, blue, green, yellow, black, white, and brown multicolors. My abstracted elephant paintings are based on loose, gestural sketches of the same stuffed toy elephant in different positions. I have painted and sketched this particular stuffed animal from life on many occasions so am familiar with its shapes and forms. I initially paint the forms of the toy elephant, then push the image further into abstraction. In the painting process. I work to alter the forms, light, colour saturation, and depth of space in the paintings.
The fast-drying acrylic paint allowed me to build up thin layers and texture, and make adjustments more quickly than I would be able to with oils. Over multiple painting sessions I worked to create variety in the shapes, lines, planes and spatial depth. The bright and fun colours come from the overwhelming children’s toys that fill my home.
The original painting is signed on the back and was painted in 2021.
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This abstract toy elephant painting was exhibited in:
2022, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Booth A-24, July 15th to 17th, 2022 in Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
2022, GradEx 107, May 11 to 15, 2022, OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1