Bathing in the Jungle Waters 

I am finally ready to post a blog about my white tiger painting! Which I have named “Bathing in the Jungle Waters”

I am so so pleased with how this went 🙂 I was nervous as it’s quite out of my comfort zone (the first time I’ve painted an animal! Ever!)

I chose to paint him as I absolutely adore wildlife and animals of any shape or form (except wasps: I’m a little scared of them!). I think tigers are stunning! I have been lucky to see white tigers as they are quite rare I think. Unfortunately only in captivity though 😦

Here is, just a little reminder of the beautiful subject for the painting. The picture was taken by myself in Florida in 2008:

I decided to paint him in a jungle setting, where his natural home would be. 🙂 I did some research on the sort of plants and trees that would be in a jungle setting. I wanted the picture to be at least semi accurate!

I also took some progress shots as I went along. I always start off by sketching a vague idea of what I want in the painting. The tiger is obviously the main shebang of the whole thing, so I was concerned over if the sketch would be ok!

I then added the main background colours of the water and the green background of the forest, before painting in more detail!

My biggest concern was the reflection in the water. I am learning all the time new techniques. My next painting is a “space” painting requested by my other half! The techniques are challenging – I’ve scrapped the painting 3 times already! So every painting seems to require something different to make it look good. Yet I still want to keep my own style in there, even that I am learning about 🙂

I re-did the reflection about 5 times before I was happy with it!

The finished painting I am so so pleased with, it is bright and colourful and I think I’ve done the tiger justice with the painting!

Here is the finished piece:

And the official scan:

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The paper is 230gsm watercolour paper from the works! It is acid free!

The background was done with my boldmere watercolour tubed paints. Whereas the detail of the painting was done with my Windsor and Newton pan set! These are a reputable brand for watercolours! However are quite expensive! Mine are second hand and are brilliant. I also saved a bit of cash that way too!

I hope you enjoy the painting. I loved painting this one!

As always, if you would like to use the picture for anything, please get in touch!

Alice

A sneak peek…

A sneaky peek at my subject for my next painting … 

Isn’t he gorgeous??

He is, im assuming, a white bengal tiger! The painting is going well. I’m really pleased so far! The background has been largely modified to include plants in a jungle style, which hopefully you would find in this tigers homeland! 

Not only am I absolutely loving painting this so far, but I’m also learning new things all the time! Did you know, according to Wikipedia, there are no documented white Siberian tigers? I found this out while researching which kind of tiger he would be… so that I could identify the kind of flora I wanted in the painting! 

The things you do for art…!! 

Just cause I’m feeling really happy tonight.. I’ll also give a blog only sneak peek of the sketch of him for the painting 🙂 (before adding the background!) 

I think this is the first time in my life I’ve attempted to draw a tiger! I’m actually so pleased with how he looks! 🙂 

I’m super excited to share the finished artwork with everyone! Rest assured I’m super pleased so far!

Thanks for reading,

Alice